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Alberto Cairo
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Knight Chair in Visual Journalism University of Miami
Knight Chair in Visual Journalism University of Miami

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Building Hopes: design your own virtual statues
Yesterday we launched a new project,  Building Hopes . The application, designed by Accurat , has a desktop version , and also  iPhone and Android ones that have some extra capabilities, such as augmented reality —we wanted to experiment with it a bit. Buil...
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New tool: Morph for abstract data art
We're launching a new tool today. After Flourish  —for news interactive data visualization; see a tutorial ,—  Tilegrams  —for cartograms— and some others, Morph  goes in a different direction: it generates abstract images based on data. Designed by Dataviz...
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Visualizing the Brazilian elections
The Brazilian presidential election will take place on October 7th , and we have just launched a project that visualizes the search interest for the candidates. This is part of my ongoing collaboration with the Google News Initiative (read more about it her...
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To learn visualization, write about visualization
The best way to understand something well is to force yourself to explain it to others. That's why, beginning this semester, I'm requiring all my students at the University of Miami to read 2-3 chapters from visualization books every week, and then write ab...
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Visualization MOOC materials available
In the past six years I've done numerous Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). The latest one was this Summer, in partnership again with the Knight Center at the University of Texas . My MOOCs are quick and broad introductions to data visualization and infogr...
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A preview of my 2019 book
At this point you probably know that I'm writing a new book, and that it'll be published in 2019. I just finished the draft, which it's now under review by several stats friends such as Heather Krause , Diego Kuonen , Walter Sosa , Nick Cox , etc. This conv...
A preview of my 2019 book
A preview of my 2019 book
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Visualizing amalgamation paradoxes and ecological fallacies
I'm spending the Summer writing my first popular science book about charts for the general public, to be published in 2019, and I've been searching for examples of amalgamation paradoxes  and ecological fallacies . An amalgamation paradox occurs when patter...
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Transitions in visualization
I'm a fan of animation in data visualization when used for meaningful transitions. A good example is the latest project in the ongoing collaboration with the Google News Initiative (read more about it in the previous post ,) which visualizes search interest...
Transitions in visualization
Transitions in visualization
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Soccer, tools, a course, and a new book
News about my ongoing collaboration with the Google News Initiative  —see all projects , and an article about them ) slowed down a bit on the first half of 2018, but they are about to get more abundant. First, this coming week I begin a brand-new Massive Op...
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A conversation with Cole Nussbaumer
The other day I chatted with Cole Nussbaumer for her visualization podcast . Cole is the author of the book Storytelling With Data , which has quickly become a best-seller. We planned for 40 minutes but we ended up talking for more than an hour. I mentioned...
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