Keywords:visualization, information visualization, digital humanities, graphic design, interface, knowledge production, knowledge representation
Visualization tools have become ubiquitous in digital environments, but what are the critical foundations on which visual epistemology can be grounded? Knowledge representation has long depended on language and mathematical notation as stable systems, but visual images have not been granted the same degree of validity or authority. The current moment seems opportune for critical discussion of visualization as a primary mode of knowledge production, as an arena in which research and interpretation take place. This article presents a preliminary outline of the foundations of such a critical approach to graphesis and visual epistemology.
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