Seeing Vectors

As someone who worked on solving large, sparse matrix equations in the 80s and other higher dimensional things in-between, I was so happy to see this project go live:

It reminded me a bit of Fernanda and Martin’s recent video on visualizing Tensor Flow:

And I have noted that many designers these days don’t know about the important work of Jock Mackinlay back in the 90s at Xerox PARC. Check out the work of PARC and also the old research work that used to be done at Apple and you’ll be a bit mindboggled.

I’ve long believed that to be better able to think like computers, we need to “see” how they can “think.” So these kinds of multi-dimensional tools will become increasingly important. —JM