In coming days, I'll be posting another round of thoughts about informational images. In particular, I'm interested in the problem of display: how do we see everything we need to see for the given purpose? Can the image and its conventions be made transparent? (That is, do we get the information we need without reflecting on the visual contraption by which we got it?) Is transparency a good idea?
Also, get out your drawing pads and fashion an entry in the first annual Graphic Tales Toonistration contest! Deadline Monday the 27th at midnight!
Image: Scorpion magnet art, D.B. Dowd + Visual Communciation Research Studio, Washington University, MySci K-2 science project. 2005-06.