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Author Lupi, Giorgia, author.

Title Dear data : a friendship in 52 weeks of postcards / Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec ; foreword by Maria Popova.

Publication Info. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  302.2 LUP    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Note Originally published: UK : Particular Books, 2016.
Summary Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates "the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life"--
"In their year-long visual correspondence project, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian woman living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American woman living in London, capture the inherent poetry of that subjective selectivity. Each week, they jointly selected one aspect of daily life - from sleep to spending habits to mirror use - and depicted their respective experience of it in a hand-drawn visualization on the back of a postcard, then mailed it to the other. Out of these simple diurnal observations emerges the complexity of the human experience - nonlinear, contradictory, and always filtered through the discriminating yet imperfect lens of attention... Lupi and Posavec reclaim that poetic granularity of the individual from the homogenizing aggregate-grip of Big Data. What emerges is a case for the beauty of small data and its deliberate interpretation, analog visualization, and slow transmission - a celebration of the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details through which we wrest meaning out of the incomprehensible vastness of all possible experience that is life "-- Foreword, page vii.
Subject Visual communication.
Communication -- Graphic methods.
Communication of technical information -- Graphic methods.
Information visualization.
Postcards -- Miscellanea.
Life -- Miscellanea.
Added Author Posavec, Stefanie, author.
Popova, Maria, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781616895327 (paperback)
1616895322 (paperback)
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