Comment on Form follows data

datadreamer Wed, Jan 2, 2008
When I view the examples above, I think of data visualization as a product of emergent behavior (an idea introduced by Suguru Ishizaki). It reminds me of flying over agricultural areas and seeing the textured effect of different types of crops and irrigation:

This can also be seen in computational visualization projects such as "Enter, Mark, Spend!" by Sean Patrick Dockray:

and of course "Flight Patterns" by Aaron Koblin:

To expand on lateral's suggestion of Edward Tufte, I'd also recommend looking into William Playfair, Jacques Bertin, and Ben Fry.