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Talk: Visual Trumpery, by Alberto Cairo

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall, October 13, 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to fight against fake data and visualizations – from the left and the right.

Data visualization specialist Alberto Cairo (Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, University of Miami) will share strategies for spotting misleading charts, graphs, and maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. Aimed at a broad audience, the talk is an opportunity to build your “graphicacy” – visual literacy – which Cairo believes is the best antidote for a world where journalistic nonsense runs rampant.   

Cairo is the author of two acclaimed books: The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (New Riders, 2012) and The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (New Riders, 2016).

More information at https://visualtrumperytour.wordpress.com/