The Guardian: The attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history – but there were six other mass shootings in America this past week alone.
No other developed nation comes close to the rate of gun violence in America. Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every adult.
Data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive reveals a shocking human toll: there is a mass shooting – defined as four or more people shot in one incident, not including the shooter – every nine out of 10 days
Food for thought: How does one ingredient become linked to one place?
That’s one question artists Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin had in mind when they hatched their “food map” series—a collection of country and continent maps made using ingredients synonymous with those regions. Think India rendered in spices, New Zealand in kiwifruit, South America in citrus.
Visual Rhetoric explores how bridging social sciences, art and design can yield new ways of thinking and knowing as well as communicating social research to different audiences that invites dialogue, influences policy and generates economic and social value.
Through a cycle of meetings between the LCC and the LSE since 2008, designers and researchers have worked together and produced a variety of posters and short films, all providing interesting starting points for a dialogue on the role of design in data visualization and the research process.
This collaboration ceased in 2013
Students from LCC’s Post Graduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication are working with the Tate on their Tate Sensorium project.
Throughout the duration of the project the Tate will be collecting data from the public (through wrist monitors) as they experience Tate Sensorium. This data will be measurements of their heart rate and skin conductivity.
Students will be visualising this data – to produce content for Tate’s social channels and website.