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Alberto Cairo
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The useful is never different from the beautiful
Months ago I gave a presentation about data journalism and visualization at the Ukrainian Catholic University , in Lviv, that anticipates a few points I will make in The Truthful Art . I began by quoting an engraving I saw in a building in Rynok Square , an...
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The Guardian's election visualization
I've been teaching all day today, but I tried to make time to enjoy some of the UK election visualizations that were published in the past hours. I really like The Guardian 's one , which uses a lovely zoomable hexagon-based cartogram. Notice the drop-down ...
I've been teaching all day today, but I tried to make time to enjoy some of the UK election visualizations that were published in the past hours. I really like The Guardian</i>'s one, which uses a lovely zoomable hexagon-base...
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MIT's Dataviva
MIT's César A. Hidalgo has just told me of Dataviva , an online platform built with Python, HTML5, and CSS3 (running on  d3plus ) that lets readers explore tons of Brazilian data sets. Apparently, it began being a tool to visualize data just from Minas Gera...
MIT's César A. Hidalgo has just told me of Dataviva, an online platform built with Python, HTML5, and CSS3 (running on d3plus) that lets readers explore tons of Brazilian data sets. Apparently, it began being a tool to visual...
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Line charts aren't just for time series data
The  tweet  below is getting a lot of attention today. It's true, as Katie and others suggest in the discussion, that the chart can be better  — why ordering the music genre that way, for instance?, —  but line charts aren't just for time series data. This ...
The tweet below is getting a lot of attention today. It's true, as Katie and others suggest in the discussion, that the chart can be better —why ordering the music genre that way, for instance?,— but line charts aren't just f...
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30 endangered species animated with CSS
In Pieces: 30 pieces. 30 species. 1 Fragmented Survival is an impressive CSS-based animation project by designer Bryan James . In the How It's Made section, at the bottom of the main page, James ( Twitter ) explains: Since hearing about CSS polygons, I've b...
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Visualization critique: A how-to guide
Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg wrote a chapter for the latest Malofiej book titled “Design and Redesign in Data Visualization” (see some pages here .) It's one of the best articles I've read in a while, so I got really happy when I saw that they also...
Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg wrote a chapter for the latest Malofiej book titled “Design and Redesign in Data Visualization” (see some pages here.) It's one of the best articles I've read in a while, so I got really ...
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Some favorite books, an interview, and a student project
This past month I've been writing like crazy, so I haven't had the chance to update this blog. Don't expect many posts in the next five months; I need to finish writing The Truthful Art before the end of November, as it will be published in early March next...
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Why I'm canceling my subscription to The New York Times
In other circumstances, I'd keep this private, but I think that I'll make an exception: I'm canceling my subscription to The New York Times tomorrow. I was really close to doing it after my favorite newspaper didn't take a clear position in favor of freedom...
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Very well said. Freedom of speech cannot be selective. 
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News visualization during World War I
If you're interested in the history of news visualization, you'll be excited about this. Pedro Pérez Cuadrado, Belén Puebla (both from the Rey Juan Carlos University, in Spain,) and Laura González (from U. San Pablo CEU) are the authors of ‘Armando Guerra, ...
If you're interested in the history of news visualization, you'll be excited about this. Pedro Pérez Cuadrado, Belén Puebla (both from the Rey Juan Carlos University, in Spain,) and Laura González (from U. San Pablo CEU) are ...
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Was this done on purpose?
This  and this .  Just compare the volume of the boxes, and then read the magnitudes they are representing. (Then, read this post by Kenneth Field ; it's about cartography, but what he says can be extrapolated to other areas.)
This and this. Just compare the volume of the boxes, and then read the magnitudes they are representing. (Then, read this post by Kenneth Field; it's about cartography, but what he says can be extrapolated to other areas.)
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To understand visualization, first we need to develop a visual sixth sense
The New York Times has just published a fascinating article on perceptual learning , a branch of psychology I was not aware of, but that may be relevant to explaining why many individuals and organizations are skeptical of visualization. I need to go the bo...
The New York Times has just published a fascinating article on perceptual learning, a branch of psychology I was not aware of, but that may be relevant to explaining why many individuals and organizations are skeptical of vis...
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Data and Goliath
Just a quick note to recommend that you get a copy of Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World , by Bruce Schneier . If you work in visualization, infographics, data journalism, analytics, etc., you'll be interested i...
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Infographics director. Information graphics and visualization teacher/consultant: www.elartefuncional.com www.visualopolis.com www.albertocairo.com
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Information graphics and visualization teacher and director. www.elartefuncional.com , www.visualopolis.com , www.albertocairo.com Interested in visual presentation, cognitive psychology, and science in general
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