Welcome at “Imitate and Informate”

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” – Albert Einstein
This is an experimental visualization project. We are inspired by nature or other real phenomena and try to transform formal aspects of it into data visualization systems.
We ask us questions like “Do our graphical systems reveal other information than classical statistics?”, “Do they distract [...]



I+I on infosthetics»

Today Imitate+Informate got mentioned at infosthetics.com. Its not “imitate + formate” but thanks and welcome to everybody who is interested in Data Visualization.

Of All the People in All the World»

Just found this data visualisation installation which reminded me a lot of our bacteria approach.

Of All The People In All The World (UK) uses grains of rice to bring formally abstract statisitcs to startling and powerful life.
Each grain of rice = one person and you are invited to compare the one grain that [...]

Domain registered»

Even though this blog isn’t official online yet we got some hits during the last couple of days. So I just registered www.imitateinformate.com. Should be reachable within the next days.

Stolen Strategies»

Recently a new flickr pool called “Stolen Strategies” was created. Its all about recreating and copying your environment using code. Its not exactly about Data and limited to natural things but its worth to look at.

“Nature, architecture, and other things we see in our real environment are terribly inspiring.
quite often we seek to understand things, [...]

Another Lichen approach»

After I found Haeckels Lichen table some days ago. I was browsing this website which is all about different arts of lichen and offers a gallery with tons of images.
I found some which are totally different from what we have done earlier and thought ill give it a try.
These are some of the insporation [...]

Lichen by Haeckel»

Always a great source of inspiration, especially dealing with nature is Ernst Haeckel’s “Kunstformen der Natur”. Today I found this table about Lichen which nicely shows the great variety of different forms and types.