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Watch our Information+ Conference 2021 talk for a brief intro to the forthcoming now published Making with Data book.

While digital technologies have revolutionized how we represent data visually, humans continue the thousand-year tradition of creating physical representations. These physicalizations are experiencing a dramatic renaissance, fueled by a growing enthusiasm for all things data and driven by new fabrication technologies, materials, and processes.

To highlight the diversity of approaches, we present five themes that capture how people are “making with data”. We showcase several first-hand accounts of artists, designers, and scientists creating rich and exciting art pieces, projects, and installations that bring data into the physical world.