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Data, Design, and Display

Visualizing the Information Age

On View:
Sunday, February 1, 2015 — Sunday, April 19, 2015


Graphic designers develop graphs and charts that represent the abstract and quantitative in visual form.

In the twentieth century, truth became statistical. Numbers and data provided a new way to understand such concepts as health, population, work, and territory, and a new language through which parties and states advanced their agendas. Technologies from typewriters and cash registers to radio, television, and stock tickers, assembled, organized, and communicated social and economic data, while methods of social surveying grouped people into "statistical communities."