These images have nothing to do with physical visualizations: they are not data-driven but abstract, and they are not even physical but instead photo-realistic computer-generated images. However, these images from digital artist Lee Griggs give an idea of what physical visualizations may look like in the near future once we overcome the limitations of today's digital fabrication technology: they will be visually and haptically elaborate, colorful, rich, and beautiful.
Make sure you look at the full-res images.
- Colin Lecher (2014) This artist's colorful renderings look like Atlantis – Cities made from code.
- Lee Griggs (2014) XGen rendered with Arnold for Maya.