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The Solicitation

I am requesting the Cornell Faculty to participate in the creation of a compendium of important visual representations of data. This inquiry has been mailed to all Cornell faculty and is sponsored by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.

** All Cornell faculty recieved a formal solicitation in the spring 2006. I am now requesting images via email (or hard copy via campus mail if you prefer).

PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING:
Of the many charts* you have seen in your life, which has been the most important, remarkable, meaningful or valuable?
*There are five major categories of charts: graph, map, diagram, table, and ‘other.’

INSTRUCTIONS:
On an 8.5″x11″ space please create a copy of the chart (draw, copy, print, cut & paste). In the remaining space, annotate notable attributes of the data and the image, describe what you remember about seeing this image, and comment on why you chose this image. Please also include a reference for the image and your department and specialization. THANK YOU.

FINAL PRESENTATION:
All responses will be compiled in a book that will represent an historical record of scholarly consideration in image form. A selection of the images were enlarged and installed on the walls outside Mann Library in the summer of 2006 to see a few images, go to: http://afonline.artistsspace.org/view_artist.php?aid=3975. Fall 2007, another installation of images will be in the new gallery space of Mann Library.

SUBMISSIONS:
If you still have the initial form and would like to submit it, please return material via campus mail: Jenifer Wightman, 905a Bradfield Hall. Otherwise a pdf or jpeg via email will be accepted. Please put Visualizing Meaning in the subject heading.

TROUBLE IDENTIFYING THE SOURCE OF THE GRAPH?
Contact Kathy Chiang (ksc3) at Mann Library Public Services; she and other reference staff will try and locate the reference for you.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR MORE INFORMATION?
Contact Jeni Wightman (jw93) if you have physical constraints in attaching your image to the sheet provided, misplaced your sheets, need assistance or more information.