Dear data / Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec ; foreword by Maria Popova.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates "the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life"-- Amazon.com.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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.
    • Notes:
      Originally published: UK : Particular Books, 2016.
    • Other Titles:
      Friendship in 52 weeks of postcards.
    • ISBN:
      9781616895327
      1616895322
    • Accession Number:
      ocn958301068
      958301068
    • Accession Number:
      fay.506944
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LUPI, G.; POSAVEC, S.; POPOVA, M. Dear data. First edition. [s. l.]: Princeton Architectural Press, 2016. ISBN 9781616895327. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506944. Acesso em: 8 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lupi G, Posavec S, Popova M. Dear Data. First edition. Princeton Architectural Press; 2016. Accessed August 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506944
    • APA:
      Lupi, G., Posavec, S., & Popova, M. (2016). Dear data (First edition.). Princeton Architectural Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lupi, Giorgia, Stefanie Posavec, and Maria Popova. 2016. Dear Data. First edition. Princeton Architectural Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506944.
    • Harvard:
      Lupi, G., Posavec, S. and Popova, M. (2016) Dear data. First edition. Princeton Architectural Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506944 (Accessed: 8 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lupi, G, Posavec, S & Popova, M 2016, Dear data, First edition., Princeton Architectural Press, viewed 8 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lupi, Giorgia, et al. Dear Data. First edition., Princeton Architectural Press, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506944.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lupi, Giorgia, Stefanie Posavec, and Maria Popova. Dear Data. First edition. Princeton Architectural Press, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506944.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lupi G, Posavec S, Popova M. Dear data [Internet]. First edition. Princeton Architectural Press; 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.506944

Reviews

PW Reviews 2016 July #2

Lupi and Posavec, two graphic designers living on separate continents, by chance meet at an arts festival and bond over their love of illustrating data. They become fast friends and pen pals, sending each other postcards on a weekly basis for one year. Both of them use data visualizations rather than the traditional written word to communicate. Each week the two artists choose a theme from everyday life to focus on (such as sleeping, spending habits, and moods), requiring each artist to figure out how to quantify and track her experience and then visualize the resulting data set. With each pair of postcards presented side by side, readers immediately experience Lupi and Posavec's different styles and sensibilities and witness how they influence and complement each other over the course of this year. This is an utterly delightful collection of color, lines, shapes, and geometries—all meticulously explained with legends on the back of each postcard. Throughout the book, Lupi and Posavec also include insights into information design ("Data can make us more human and help connect with ourselves and others at a deeper level") as well as lighthearted complaints and neuroses about leaky pens and data collection. This is a remarkable visual snapshot of the lives of two bright women corresponding with each other in innovative ways and will appeal to designers and best friends alike. Color illus. (Sept.)

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