Is Visualization Struggling under the Myth of Objectivity?

A Panel organized for IEEE Visualization '95

This panel discussion will broach the issues of visualization related to apparent conflicts between traditional scientific methodologies and the nature of visualization. We will be addressing problems which arise due to mistakes of category, inappropriate framing of questions, the divorce of human error and perception from the process of discovery, denial of emotional interpretation, poor aesthetic judgement and other subtle misdirections. Of particular interest will be those choices and presumptions born out of an automatic observance of the commandment of scientific objectivity. Our goal will be to stimulate complementary views and discussion around these issues.
Members of the panel
Panelists' Bios
[Fracchia] [Jörgenson] [Kriz] [Mones-Hattal] [Rogowitz]

Panelists' Statements
[Overview] [Jörgenson] [Kriz] [Mones-Hattal] [Rogowitz]

Related Links (Contributed by panelists)
  • On-Line Proceedings of IEEE Visualization '95
  • Literary references
  • Truth in science imagery
  • Scientific Visualization Sites
  • Philosophy of Experimental Mathematics and Visualization
  • Laboratory for Scientific Visual Analysis
  • Eigenvalue-Eigenvector Glyphs:
    Visualizing Zeroth, Second, Fourth and Higher Order Tensors in a Continuum
    by R.D. Kriz
  • Education Programs and Courseware Development at Virginia Tech
  • Scientific Visual Analysis w/Multimedia
    class information for a course at Virginia Tech
    notes for a course at Virginia Tech

    Material Science Education:
  • Diffusion: A notebook
  • Molecular Models: A notebook