Right now the world is facing an unprecedented explosion of information, along with an extraordinary expansion of media and imaging capabilities. These technologies are increasing the common ground between artists and scientists through software applications accessible to both. And they enable us to combine content and image in a way that's never been possible before. This creates a frontier of opportunity for developing better visualization tools to help us access and understand complex information—with applications to scientific discovery, education, and communication.
When artists and scientists work together, they reinforce the goal they share: to promote understanding by finding new ways of seeing the world.