Immersive Architectures for Visual Data Literacy

The datafication process transforming society enables us to witness the pandemic from a global perspective.

This work provides an example of immersive architecture in which coronavirus-related scientific literature was revealed during Ars Electronica 2021.

Like a starry sky, a network visualization representing more than 600,000 articles was showcased in the Deep Space 8K theater, where spectators were accompanied in reading insights.

The case study of 3D Cartography of COVID-19 illustrates a novel way to present data in public spaces to foster conversations and reflects on how visual data literacy can be addressed in museums.

More information abut the project is available by accessing the open-access article:

Rodighiero, Dario, Eveline Wandl-Vogt, Elian Carsenat, Jules Döring, Oliver Elias, Michaela Fragner, and Stepha Farkashazy. 2022. “Immersive Architectures for Visual Data Literacy.” Information Design Journal, Information design in the response to the covid-19 pandemic, , 1–14.

The work was possible thanks to the generous funding of DARIAH Theme Call in Arts, Humanities, and COVID-19.