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HOW CHARTS LIE
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?
Charts, infographics, and diagrams are ubiquitous. They are useful because they can reveal patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. Good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them.
However, they can also deceive us. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty— or are frequently misunderstood. Many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day.
‘How Charts Lie’ teaches us to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones. In his new book, Alberto Cairo demystifies an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world.
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ABOUT ALBERTO CAIRO
Alberto Cairo is a journalist and designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil.
The author of several textbooks, Cairo currently consults with companies and institutions like Google and the Congressional Budget Office, and has provided visualization training to the European Union, Eurostat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Army National Guard, and many others. He lives in Miami, Florida.
BOOKS BY ALBERTO CAIRO
UPCOMING TALKS AND EVENTS
AUG 20 / 2019 / Online
SEP 06 / 2019 / Calgary, CANADA
University of Calgary
Tableau Grand Rapids User Group
SEP 18 / 2019 / New York, NY
SEP 27 / 2019 / Notre Dame, IN
Notre Dame University
OCT 17 / 2019 / Boston, MA
Northeastern University. ‘How Charts Lie’ public talk
OCT 23 / 2019 / New York, NY
Columbia University. ‘How Charts Lie’ public talk
OCT 24 / 2019 / Washington, DC
Urban Institute. ‘How Charts Lie’ public talk
OCT 28 / 2019 / South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke College. ‘How Charts Lie’ public talk
NOV 04 – 05 / 2019 / Girona, SPAIN
NOV 07 – 08 / 2019 / Mexico City, MEXICO
CENTRO, School of Design – CENTRO Conference. ‘How Charts Lie’ public talk
NOV 12 / 2019 / Miami, FL
NOV 14 – 15 / 2019 / Columbus, OH
Ohio State University / Tableau User Group
FEB 20 – 22 / 2020 / Savannah, GA
Georgia Southern University – Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy
MAR 05 – 08 / 2020 / New Orleans, LA
APR 17 / 2020 / Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College – Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Northeastern Region (CCSCNE)
CONSULTING AND FREELANCING
Alberto Cairo provides visualization design, training and consulting services
Design and art direction
Alberto Cairo has designed visualizations for numerous clients. Since 2016, he is the art director of an ongoing series of visualization projects created for Google by artists from all over the world.
Consulting and training
Cairo has provided training to institutions such as the National Guard, the Congressional Budget Office, the European Union, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Both Microsoft and Google have profiled Alberto Cairo. Microsoft wrote that he’s always been “at the vanguard of visual journalism”
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