Real-time metaphorical visualization of multi-dimensional environmental data
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This research explores the process of reformulating multiple data sets into metaphorical representations. The representations must coherently intertwine into a multi-level metaphor that constrains their forms. A working installation has been created, using the natural environment as a metaphor for the built environment. Numerical measurements of weather conditions inside of Texas A&MÂs Langford architectural building are translated into visual metaphors that map to the weather conditions of a landscape. The state of the building is visually described in real time, where rainfall, wind strength, grass color, and lightning represent humidity, airflow through the ventilation system, temperature, and electricity consumption.
Aley, Eric Brian (2003). Real-time metaphorical visualization of multi-dimensional environmental data. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from