Visualizing data is very useful and can be done well, or not so well. Technology has certainly helped to produce many attractive, artistic displays of data and information. If you click here you will go to a website with many examples of visual data. Lots of interesting things to explore. Have fun. Two examples are
I particularly like the second graph as it predicts where technology is headed, no easy task. Another very interesting site that has been available for a few years now is Gapminder which presents visual data via animation. Click here for an example.