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Friday, May 17, 2013

Data Artist - A new professional skillset?

In past few days, I have seen at least two blogs talking about "Data Artist"

1. http://www.thetibcoblog.com/2013/05/04/forget-being-a-data-scientist-and-become-a-data-artist/
2. http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/the-rise-of-the-data-artist-in-business

The trend seems to go towards business centric data visualization of so called "big data".

Definition:
One who can use data as the paint and create art that can represent massive flows of data and visualize the patterns in a way business users are delivered with a lot of “information” in a single glance.


It is slightly different from the “Data Scientist” profession. Data Scientists are focused on technical process of collecting, preparing and analyzing the data for patterns where as the Data Artists specialize in visualizing the discoveries in an artistic manner!

"Scientific Artists" and "Artistic Scientists" with Data! Are we complicating the matter too much??
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