Beautiful, Beautiful Data http://www.core77.com/posts/19584/beautiful-beautiful-data-19584 In the same vein as the Tron special effects guys, Tatiana Plakhova has created some rather stunning works of art centered around data visualization. Plakhova, a graduate of Moscow State University, owns the design studio Colour Atelier in Russia. The images seem like the boundary where technology crosses over into fantasy and science into magic. They're not quite fractals, yet they are characterized by a similar kind of repetition and patterning. At first the data points appear as noise, but this noise is the origin of the patterns in the first place.