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Gallery: taking #dataviz beyond infinity

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If you were in downtown San Francisco recently, you may have seen a blue box in the middle of the street (yes, it was Tardis blue), next to the Embarcadero centre. Inside was a data visualisation conceived and created by Roundhouse in collaboration with Universal Everything.

“Data visualisation” is underselling it. I got to work on the data part of this art installation — but this is the first time I have ever been involved in anything 3D. In what is one of only a handful of mirrored infinity rooms ever created, UE had produced something which surrounded you in images and sound. It’s an incredibly sophisticated visualisation of some simple data: showing the life of the quarter coin.

Unfortunately, it was only temporary, but you can get a sense of it in the photos above — will try to embed the 3D animation soon too.

About Simon Rogers

Data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of 'Facts are Sacred', from Faber & Faber and a range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Edited and launched the Guardian Datablog. Now works for Google in California as Data Editor and is Director of the Sigma awards for data journalism.



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Data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of 'Facts are Sacred', published by Faber & Faber and a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor at Google, California. Formerly at Twitter, San Francisco. Created the Guardian Datablog. All opinions on this site are mine, not my employers'. Read more >>

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