Art of Networks

The exhibition Art of Networks will be presented during the conference in the auditorium.

The Art of Networks was organized by Ronaldo Menezes, Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology and director of the BioComplex Laboratory in collaboration with Isabel Meirelles, Professor at the Faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada, Catherine Cramer, Stephen Uzzo and Marcia Rudy at the New York Hall of Science.

The Art of Networks would not be possible without the generosity of all authors who are participating in this special exhibition.

Ekisto is an interactive visualization tool aimed at imagining and mapping online communities. Reproduced at the exhibition are the algorithmic portraits of Stack Overflow, a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers, and of Github, a web-based code repository hosting service, where people share code and build things together.

Alex Dragulescu, visual artist, designer and programmer working at the intersection of art and technology
The Clubs that connected the 2014 World Cup

Set of visualizations published at the New York Times in June 2014 for occasion of the World Cup held in Brazil. The interactive tools examine how the global tournament is mostly a remix of the professional leagues that are in season most of the time.

Gregor Aisch, graphics editor at the New York Times
Lostalgic is an online application that depicts ABC’s television series Lost. The application encourages both the analysis and enjoyment of the televised narrative by means of interacting with a set of visualizations. Visitors to the website can explore all 115 episodes of Lost in four ways, that includes a timeline, spherical node-link graphs and matrices depicting relationships between characters in each episode, and a reenactment of the whole show.

Santiago Ortiz, head at Moebio Labs
Friends in Space is a digital platform aimed at fostering real-time human connection between people from all over the world and the first Italian woman astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency. The online application invites you to say hello and directly communicate with Cristoforetti insofar as she is orbiting your section of the Earth.

Accurat, data-driven research, design and innovation firm with offices in New York and Milan.
An Ecosystem of Corporate Politicians is an interactive visualization of the relationships between members of Portuguese governments and companies for the period of 1975 to 2013. Data is approached as an ecosystem, where each set of interdependent relations are regulated by physical conditions.

Pedro Cruz, data visualization specialist and explorer


Online interactive visualization depicting multi-modal commuting patterns from a selected Hubway bike-sharing station to more than 8,000 MBTA bus/rail stops over the Boston metro area. Based on multiple objectives such as travel times, the number of transfers, and convenience, the tool presents optimal commuting patterns that are obtained using service information from the GTFS feed provided by the MBTA.

Virot “Ta” Chiraphadhanakul, data scientist at Facebook
Sequence Bundles is a novel visualization method that enables bioinformaticians and other scientists to explore biological sequence data: proteins, DNA and RNA. It allows researchers to gather new insight about their data, generate new hypotheses and potentially—further down the path—aid new discoveries in biology, drug development and beyond.

Science Practice  in collaboration with the Goldman Research Group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute
StratomeX is an open source visualization tool for cancer subtype analysis that allows experts to group patients based on multiple criteria toward discovery of relationships between such groupings. It combines visualization and algorithms in one interactive system to enable and speed up the scientific discovery process which can lead to more personalized treatment.

Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.), Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) and Graz University of Technology (Austria).
Epidemic Rapid Transit Map

The visualization shows a hypothetical pandemic scenario with the same parameters pandemic starting in Hanoi, Vietnam. The epidemic simulations are performed with the Global Epidemic and Mobility model, that counts about 220 different countries and integrates an individual based epidemic dynamic with global air travel and short-scale traveling/ commuting data. Modeling of Biological and Socio-technical Systems (MOBS) Lab, Northeastern University, Boston.
The Life Cycle of Ideas explores the ebb and flow of scientific theories. It tries to capture how long a hypothesis lives in the collective consciousness of scientists before being either disproved or accepted. The infographic originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of Popular Science magazine.

Collaboration between Katie Peek, information editor at Popular Science and Accurat, a data-driven research, design and innovation firm with offices in New York and Milan.