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Ben Shneiderman: Every AlgoRiThm has ART in it: Treemap Art Project

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Ben Shneiderman, distinguished university professor, University of Maryland, College Park and National Academy of Engineering member, spoke at the October 16, 2014 DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER). Ben Shneiderman described the invention of treemaps and showed examples of its usage. He then turned to the aesthetics of treemaps, which led him to create the “Every AlgoRiThm has ART in it: Treemap Art Project” exhibit on view in the Keck Center first floor galleries (www.cpnas.org). He demonstrated how users of the free treemap application can generate their own artworks, without programming. DASER is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region. DASER strives to provide the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and to foster community and discussion around the intersection of disciplines. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the DASER events are those of the panelists and speakers and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the National Academy of Sciences nor of Leonardo. For more information on upcoming DASER events please visit www.cpnas.org. To learn more about the work of the National Academy of Sciences visit http://nationalacademies.org/ Intro music Ibiza (Trance Mix) by Delta Dreams