Fun way to clean up modern art with visualization


TED Talks are a great way to keep your mind nourished. They inspire you, give you a ton of new ideas. I saw this ted talk (embedded below) Tidying up art by Ursus Wehrli and couldn’t resist sharing it with you. It is an entertaining one and I recommend watching it.

In this talk the speaker takes a swipe at modern art by showing us ways to clean up the apparent gibberish in to meaningful bar charts. Take a look at these two examples:

This is the perfect example of how visualizations bring order and insights out of data that looks chaotic.

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4 Responses to “Fun way to clean up modern art with visualization”

  1. Jon Peltier says:

    Chandoo -

    What a coincidence! I did the same thing with a donut chart in my post for this morning, Leave the Donuts for the Cops, and Stick with the Bars. My graphic looks like the top right one here.

  2. Chandoo says:

    @Jon: that is some coincidence... while modern art certainly needs some clean up to interpret, donuts on the other hand need to be removed from the slides and placed where the belong - near pantry or my desk 🙂

  3. [...] makes the list twice today (wait until he gets my invoice). In Fun way to clean up modern art with visualization he points us to a TED talk by Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli, Ursus Wehrli Tidies Up Art. [...]

  4. you just have to get used to modern art to appreciate the beauty of it ,`~

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