Immersive Architectures for Visual Data Literacy by EPFL

The datafication process that affects society allows us to witness the pandemic from a global perspective. This article provides an example of immersive architecture in which more than 600,000 scientific articles were made visible at Ars Electronica 2021. A complex network visualization, representing scientific literature like a starry sky, was showcased in the immersive theater of Deep Space 8K, where spectators were accompanied in the reading of insights. The case study illustrates a novel way to present data in public spaces and reflects on how visual data literacy is addressed in museums.