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Mapping the Invisible: Transforming Singapore urban data into art through effective colour pallets

How can an artist use colour in data visualisation as not only the aesthetic choice but as crucial tool to convey vast amounts of data that reflect on most diverse aspects of urban life: such as air quality, transportation patterns, and much more? How can properly selected colours convey the underlying data accurately? What does this mean for our practice of designing and art making? This project looks at what kind of an aesthetic emerges when artists use large amounts of available information as their medium. In this case turns invisible Ultraviolet (UV) Index and Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) data visible through the poetics of patterns and correlations of colours and graphics of which the data is relative to Singapore context. The fifteen meters by two meters large media LED wall at NTU is used as a mapping platform of Singapore in an effort to help the general public understand the level of pollutant and UV index as the data is visualised across the different island locations and time of day. Once organised and ordered through artistic choices, invisible large information becomes driving aesthetic of this datascape art project in organising information project.