In my opinion, bad visualizations don’t have to be just that. The goal I had in mind was to create a piece that looks totally harmless, but will torture your brain until you realize how absurdly ridiculous the whole thing is.
Datasets which are identical over a number of statistical properties, yet produce dissimilar graphs, are frequently used to illustrate the importance of graphical representations when exploring data. This paper presents a novel method for generating such datasets, along with several examples. Our technique varies from previous approaches in that new datasets are iteratively generated from a seed dataset through random perturbations of individual data points, and can be directed towards a desired outcome through a simulated annealing optimization strategy.
”Mathematical Etudes” develop Russian traditions in popularization of mathematics. This site presents 3D animated films which tell about mathematics and its applications in exciting and interesting way. So, dear spectator, we invite you to plunge into the world of beautiful mathematical problems. Their statements understandable for schoolchildren but so far scientists have not solved some of them.
P. Heim, J. Ziegler, and S. Lohmann. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Interacting with Multimedia Content in the Social Semantic Web (IMC-SSW 2008), volume 417 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, page 49--58. Aachen, (2008)