What is the story we tell about the origins of modern data visualization?
What alternative histories emerge? What new forms might we imagine, and what new arguments might we make, if we told that story differently?
Lauren looked at Elizabeth Peabody for an alternative history who is often overlooked because her visualizations are seen as opaque. She compared it to Playfair who is generally considered the first in the canonical history of visualization. Lauren asked why visualizations need to be clear? Why not imagine visualizations that are opaque and learn from them? Her project is a digital recreation project of Peabody’s thinking.