Data Visualizations Knitted into Fashion #ArtTuesday
Rickie van Berkum brings together data visualization and folk art in beautiful craft pieces, via Art the Science
“My love of knitting also started early but it is only recently that I began creating my own designs and considering the possibilities and constraints of hand-knits as an artistic medium.”
“In 2017, I became concerned by the devaluation of science and data by our leadership and some of the public. I feel strongly that decisions at all levels are best made when relevant data are considered. My response was to develop a novel approach to telling the stories of science. I work with the tension between hard science and a traditional hand craft with familiar positive associations: hand-knitting.”
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