List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2006 – Peter Jansen's Movement Sculptures


Dutch artist Peter Jansen creates sculptures of moving characters by merging successive snapshots into a single monolithic object. These are not physical visualizations as they do not display data, but the technique could certainly inspire the creation of physical visualizations for complex temporal data.

The idea of merging time slices is reminiscent of the pioneering work of Étienne-Jules Marey in the 1880s on chronophotography. See our entry on Marey's movement sculptures.

Source: Peter Jansen (2006) Human Motions.

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic. Category: Physical model  Tags: sculpture, temporal data