A suite of folk have been generating beautiful visualisations of some complex data sets with an eye to revealing patterns, displaying the information succinctly and definitely with visual flair. The art created when they combine real data with a visual model makes the data all the more interesting and gives the aesthetic blobs, spikes, swishes, balls and such a level of meaning that makes them all the more impressive.
The VisualComplexity site has a host of projects on display from many artists, as well as briefly covering the details and logic of the process and datasets involved. Check out these babies below and da site for more and perhaps more importantly the links off to the artists themselves where more wonders await:
[Data Visualisations by Manuel Lima via his VisualComplexity site]