“Envisioning a Path to the Future” – the SIG VIS blog – was started in 2004 as “a ‘thinking space’ and exploratorium for new ideas, collaborations, theory, practice, probes and ongoing research and experimentation regarding information visualization, images and sound.” Though short-lived, the blog had 9 original submissions and 2 SIG-related posts between December 2004 and September 2005. As shown below, authors include Eugene Garfield and Donald Norman and topics range from 3D gaming, visual forms of knowledge in the Mundaneum, and the current or potential role of information visualization in information science and our daily lives.
As part of the SIG VIS website re-design in January 2017, we “re-discovered” these blogs, which are an important part of the history of our SIG and its role within the larger Association. “Envisioning a Path to the Future” was active exactly 10 years after SIG VIS was founded and was part of a re-invigoration of the group. Along with the materials in the Newsletter Archive and the extensive list of SIG Activities, the blog, which focused on looking towards the future, tells us a great deal about our past.
For each blog post, the full text is available on the individual page below, including the original images, a PDF of the full text, and a link to the original post. Please note: the comments section in the original blog has been over-run by SPAM.
We hope you enjoy the materials in the SIG VIS Archive. Questions and comments can be directed to sigvis.asist [@] gmail.com
Archived weblog posts:
- New SIG VIS Weblog – Send in Your Submissions – Ray Uzwyshyn (December 9, 2004)
- Visualization Tools as Cognitive Artifacts – Donald Norman (December 20, 2004)
- Visualizing Microhistory – Eugene Garfield (December 24, 2004)
- 10 x 10 (January 18, 2005)
- Visualizing Patterns and Trends in Scientific Literature – What’s next? – Chaomei Chen (February 1, 2005)
- The Thrill of Discovery: Information Visualization as a Telescope for High Dimensions – Ben Shneiderman (February 9, 2005)
- Networked 3D Game Possibilities – Ray Uzwyshyn (April 20, 2005)
- The Human Face and LUI’s – Christopher Crawford (April 25, 2005)
- Visualization of Social Facts – Frank Hartmann (June 20, 2005)
- Visualizing the Organization and Dissemination of Knowledge: Paul Otlet’s Sketches in the Mundaneum, Mons – Charles van den Heuvel and W. Boyd Rayward (July 11, 2005)
- SIG VIS Sponsors Three Panels at Sparking Synergies Conference 2005 (September 19, 2005)