Beauty of Data exhibit to open at MuseLab

Kimberly Laferty

Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science is set to open a data exhibit this Thursday, located on the third floor of the University Library.

Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., MuseLab director and SLIS assistant professor, joined with library and information science graduate students Mitch Sumner and Cori Iannaggi. They asked for visualizations from researchers, and had a goal to find examples of data and together, make something beautiful.

According to the press release, submitted visualizations are in 2-D, 3-D, and are from researchers of Kent State who work in different fields of study. Some of these fields include anthropology, biological sciences, visual communication design, and fashion.

Exhibit highlights include a digital knit scarf, colorful chapter opener images from a mathematics dictionary, and a canoe paddle and bailer traditionally crafted from the Solomon Islands.

The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, with brief remarks at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Kimberly Laferty is the libraries reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected]