NASA data enables the public to transform space into art

JPL Infographics, a newly launched website and resource database from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA, USA) is inviting space aficionados to take on a visual challenge by transforming NASA data into scientific works of art.

Aug 3rd, 2012
NASA data enables the public to transform space into art
NASA data enables the public to transform space into art

JPL Infographics, a newly launched website and resource database from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA, USA) is inviting space aficionados to take on a visual challenge by transforming NASA data into scientific works of art.

The website provides extensive collections of NASA science and mission data, graphics and space images that members of the public can download and use to create their own infographics -- creative illustrations of complex data. Users can then upload their infographics, have them reviewed by JPL experts, and share their creations in a public gallery on the JPL website.

Infographics and data visualizations have become an increasingly popular way to represent technical data and concepts. The goal of JPL Infographics is to tap into the creative power of the public, uncovering new ways of explaining and understanding the wonders of space and space exploration.

To sign up for a free account and to start creating and uploading your own creations, visit JPL Infographics here.

-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design

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