How is a visualization like art?

“Data Visualization is driven by data. Its form is often derived from optimizing the efficiency of inputting data (and information about that data) into a human brain. It is a very pragmatic practice, built around numbers and logic.” Drew Skau

But the best visualizations incorporate creative decisions to best communicate the data at hand.

See all the examples at http://blog.visual.ly/is-data-visualization-art/

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