Via the Creative Review Blog I found this interesting exhibition at the New York MoMA: „Design and the Elastic Mind“ running February 24–May 12, 2008.
This exhibition highlights many projects small and large where design made data legible, turning it into information. And sometimes into objects of breathtaking beauty. Like the image above: Barrett Lyon’s map of the internet from 2003, The Opte Project.
Too bad I will not be in New York anytime soon, but there is an excellent and extensive online exhibition available. If you are in any way interested in visualization of data you should absolutely positively check it out.
View the online exhibition here. (does not work with Safari, use Firefox if on a Mac)
There are so many awesome things to be found. I hope I will have some time later today to browse through the site.