ISBN 9780903305044 (January 2010)
Data Soliloquies is a book about the extraordinary cultural fluidity
of scientific data. A wide array of graphs, charts, computer models
and other forms of visual advocacy have become inescapable fixtures of
public science presentations, though they are often treated as if they
were neutral ‘found objects’ rather than elaborate narrative
constructions containing high levels of statistical uncertainty.
Through a mix of essays and artworks, this witty and engaging book —
the result of a collaboration between Richard Hamblyn and Martin John
Callanan during their terms as writer and artist in residence at the
UCL Environment Institute — examines the theatricality of scientific
data display, while critiquing some of the poorly designed statistical
wallpaper that surrounds so much public science debate.