Trying out with GraphQL

GraphQL is a query language for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data. GraphQL isn’t tied to any specific database or storage engine and is instead backed by your existing code and data.


  1. Install GraphQL with Node.jsScreen Shot 2017-08-09 at 5.48.03 PM.png

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2. Playing around with query and data.

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Data Visualization – Useful Link-





Designer (David Macandless)

Jonathan Corum’s portfolio

Graham Roberts’ portfolio

Kevin Quealy’s portfolio

Marije Rooze’s thesis collection

Small labs inc collection (Neil Freeman) (Georgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec)


Media, Journalism


Data Visualization Lab


Art, Narrative


Portal Site


Tutorial, Education


Data Sources, Statistics


People, Insights

Nathan Yau: Visualizing Census Data



Visualizing Data / William Cleveland

The Element of Graphing Data

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Envisioning Information / Edward Tufte




[Thesis_Research] BioFabricate Conference 2016

#digitalFabrication #BioMaterials #BioReceptive

Last Thursday on November 17, I signed up for BioFabricate Conference 2016 as a volunteer.

Like the conference name, it shows the future of biomaterials and fabrication and design methods that innovates the use of biomaterials for sustainable, environmental-friendly design products.

In the intersection between biology, material science and design, various novel topics addressed in the conference, such as eco-innovative, circular economy, green building, microorganism, mycelium, sustainability, eco-interior, digital fabrication, bio-composites, para-materiality, bio-receptive design, bioethics, bio-patent, neo-luxury, genetic information, open source, data ownership, DNA, molecular design, protein materials, spider silk and so on.

One topic that caught my eyes was “bio-receptive materials” which is materials that are literally receptive to the nature. The objects created by BiotA lab looked like bio-mimicry design that mimics natural organisms’ structures and even functions.

Also, It was a quite interesting looking into “DNA generated humanoid sculptures.” The genetic science and digital fabrication technology ended up enabling us to have our replicas driven by our genetic data.