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May 20, 2014 AT 2:00 pm

The Beauty of Infographics Through Time #arttuesday

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Catch The British Library of Science’s exhibit Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight before it closes next week. The exhibit exposes the beauty of how we’ve visualized scientific data through the ages. via SmithsonianMag.

Turning numbers into pictures that tell important stories and reveal the meaning held within is an essential part of what it means to be a scientist. This is as true in today’s era of genome sequencing and climate models as it was in the 19th century.

Beautiful Science explores how our understanding of ourselves and our planet has evolved alongside our ability to represent, graph and map the mass data of the time.

From John Snow’s plotting of the 1854 London cholera infections on a map to colourful depictions of the tree of life, discover how picturing scientific data provides new insight into our lives

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