Visual Trumpery by Alberto Cairo
Cornell University Library
Learn how to fight against fake data and visualizations – from the left and the right.
Prominent visualization specialist Alberto Cairo will deliver a highly engaging talk on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. Aimed at a broad audience, Cairo’s presentation attempts to help build a literate citizenry, which he believes is the best antidote for nonsense.
Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami (UM), director of the visualization program of UM’s Center for Computational Science, and Visualization Innovator-in-Residence at Univisión. He 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).