Information Visualization is an emerging research field that aims to create comprehensive understand of abstract data by creating powerful visual metaphors. It is a way that the modern world has learned to cope with the incredible amounts of data that we have access to. Information visualization serves a very functional purpose in giving insight to large amounts of data. However, this field has been further augmented by the design and art community in which information visualization has become an artistic expression. The term "information aesthetics" describes this blend of creative design and visualizing data.
What's so enchanting about this field of creativity is that there are no confinements to your subject or data. So as my first exploration into the world of "info-aesthetics" I have visualized the travelling of the soccer ball during the dramatic 1999 UEFA Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
I present to you, The Beautiful Data.