List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

1987 – All the Submarines of the United States of America

This installation from American artist Chris Burden shows the 625 submarines of the US fleet from the late 1890s to the late 1980s. The cardboard models have been suspended at different heights to look like a school of fish.

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  1. Found on Loren Madsen's lecture slides Art as Information – Information as Art.
  2. Wikipedia article on Chris Burden.
  3. Photo from Giorgia Valli, Grey Magazine.

Added by Pierre Dragicevic on February 7, 2015. Category: Passive physical visualization Tags: , , ,

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