Comment submitted by bob
BC: Maxine Gregson?, the brilliant senior designer at AMX Communications drew my attention to the Visual Thesaurus?. When you see cool, beautiful stuff like this you really understand the unique magic of computer mediation. The live, real-time, visual interaction with big databases liberates information graphics from the passive and the static. As Lev Manovich points out in 'The Language of New Media' (2001) data visualisation starts to become the central concern of designers.