psychedelic 'data visualization'

psychedelic.jpga series of psychedelic images, that explore the real purpose of aesthetic data visualization, or the difference between artful visualization & visualization art.
in fact, these colorful pictures actually are 'accurate visualizations of statistical data tracking the US domestic production of shoes & slippers from 1960-1998 in 31 categories. while technically a clinical graphing, every effort was made to conform the data to serve an aesthetic purpose rather than provide a useful visual mapping'. [|via]