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Campuslab-Area: Visualization

"Thought processes are enhanced when ways are found to link external perception with internal mental processes by the use of graphic aids. Such aids range from scribbled diagrams to sophisticated linkages between thought, images, and text such as those employed by Leonardo da Vinci. These tools allow visual perception to be harnessed in the dynamic processes associated with the creation or discovery of new knowledge. Digital humanists are applying digital versions of these age-old tools in many areas of research, from the graphs generated by text analysis applications to virtual reality models of ancient buildings, methods known collectively as ‘digital visualization’."(1) In this lab we try to use visualization techinques to generate new hypothesis and to gain new insights into data that is otherwise not speaking to us.

(1) Martyn Jessop (2008): "Digital Visualization as a Scholarly Activity," Literary and Linguistic Computing 23(3): 281.



The DATARAMA is a research and presentation tool which provides a novel solution to presentation challenges for a wide field of disciplines. Datarama is an immersive projection environment with interactive selection, management and handling of multiple types and sources of data.

Two introduction videos presenting the DATARAMA and its set of distinctive visual data solutions for a range of scientific applications, in order to deal with complexities and challenges of modern data workflows: |



Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften.

Principal Investigators:

  • Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec (MPIMMG)
  • Dr. Norbert Winnige (MPIMMG)