Knowledge Visualization Currents

From Text to Art to Culture

  • Francis T. Marchese
  • Ebad Banissi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Knowledge Visualization Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan Bertschi, Sabrina Bresciani, Tom Crawford, Randy Goebel, Wolfgang Kienreich, Martin Lindner et al.
      Pages 13-32
  3. Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francis T. Marchese
      Pages 35-61
    3. Andreas Kerren, Mimi Kyusakova, Carita Paradis
      Pages 85-110
  4. Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aki Hayashi, Takayuki Itoh, Masaki Matsubara
      Pages 113-128
  5. Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sarah Kenderdine, Jeffrey Shaw, Tobias Gremmler
      Pages 199-220
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 214-214

About this book


Lying at the intersection of education, art, and cultural heritage, visualization is a powerful tool for representing and interpreting complex information.

This unique text/reference reviews the evolution of the field of visualization, providing innovative examples of applied knowledge visualization from disciplines as varied as law, business management, the arts and humanities. With coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of visualization from ancient Sumerian tablets through to twenty-first century legal contracts, this work underscores the important role that the process of visualization plays in extracting, organizing, and crystallizing the concepts found in complex data.

Topics and features:

  • Contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent authorities
  • Presents a thorough introduction to the discipline of knowledge visualization, its current state of affairs and possible future developments
  • Examines how tables have been used for information visualization in historical textual documents
  • Discusses the application of visualization techniques for knowledge transfer in business relationships, and for the linguistic exploration and analysis of sensory descriptions
  • Investigates the use of visualization to understand orchestral music scores, the optical theory behind Renaissance art, and to assist in the reconstruction of an historic church
  • Describes immersive 360 degree stereographic visualization, knowledge-embedded embodied interaction, and a novel methodology for the analysis of architectural forms

This interdisciplinary collection of the state of the art in knowledge visualization will be of considerable interest to researchers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds in both industry and academia.

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis T. Marchese
    • 1
  • Ebad Banissi
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentPace UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Computing ResearchLondon South Bank UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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