Null_Sets: Encoding Text as Abstract Images

January 7, 2013

(This article was originally published at information aesthetics, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

null_sets [], developed by artist Evan Meaney in collaboration with the Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV) , consists of a collection of abstract data-based images that explore the gap between "data" and "information".

An open source, custom-made script encodes any text file as an images, in order to visualize both the size and architecture of large-scale datasets through a so-called "aesthetic lens". In theory, this algorithm thus allows for all data to be visually compared and interpreted.

Moreover, this project is described as only the groundwork for a larger project that will likely use some supercomputer in the near future...

Via Supercomputing Online.

See also:
. Bitalizer
. Data Diaries
. Text2Image
. Infome Imager

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