On Seeing

An exploration in utilizing data visualization to remember a loved one and the ultimate failures and errors in the attempt.

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"She tried to get the whole picture, to memorize how a mouth makes an “o” shape and the way hands motion when moving hair from in front of an ear to behind. But it is impossible to see everything about the people we want to know everything about so instead we average — we sculpt them out of preconceived notions of what a human being looks like. People will either be a face or an essence but rarely both and we remember them as exactly who we perceived them to be."