Opening Reception for "Every AlgoRiThm has ART in it: Treemap Art Project" Exhibition by Ben Shneiderman

Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:30 PM

The treemap art work of Ben Shneiderman, a Distinguished University Professor of computer science, will go on display Oct. 16 in a new exhibition at the National Academies Keck Center in Washington, D.C.

"Every AlgoRiThm has ART in it: Treemap Art Project" features 12 works by Shneiderman. An opening reception will be held Oct. 16 at the Keck Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Shneiderman, a renowned data visualization expert whose work led to Spotfire’s commercial success, pioneered the treemap technique in the early 1990s. Treemaps are used to organize and visualize hierarchical (tree-structured) data as a set of nested rectangles. In this exhibition, he has stripped the text from his treemaps, allowing viewers to consider their aesthetic properties.

Read more information about the exhibition and the opening reception here.