Visualizing tripolar role patterns with a Fano matroid
The making of a 3D sculpture on economical theory.
Demographic transition of the forth largest cities of the Netherlands vs the three shrinking regions from 1980 to 2040. This data sculpture is based on Dutch census data from CBS and prognosis of the Environmental Assesment Agency PBL. Original infographic published in ‘De Nederlandse bevolking in beeld’ (2014)
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Prof. dr. Pieter H.M. Ruys from the Tilburg School of Economics and Management wrote several papers on Theories of Representation and used the fano Matroid to visualize tripolar role patterns and their force fields.
A force field describes the interaction between several forces that act upon each other. The actors may be participants in a discussion, players and spectators in a stadium, or an artist handling his material. Force fields are evidently also experienced and identified in nature.
After working many years on a accurate reconstruction of Anne Frank’s hiding place in Amsterdam (which has been nominated for a Dutch Infographic Award), Chantal van Wessel and Frederik Ruys illustrated the construction kit of the secret annex, commissioned by the Anne Frank Foundation and Dutch agency Young Crowds. The kit is specially developed for pupils at primary schools.