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Monday, April 18 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Unlocking Information: The Power of Data Visualization for Journalists, Scientists and the Rest of Us

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 Never before has so much data been available to the public. From crime statistics to public school test scores, citizens have the ability to access mountains of data on issues that impact their lives locally and globally. But having information isn’t the same as being informed. How can citizens use data to identify trends or pinpoint new solutions? In the past two decades, visualization—the graphical display of information— has become a skill as important as literacy or numeracy, as it is arguably the most powerful tool to help us derive meaning from the enormous amounts of data produced daily. Until recently the tools of data visualization were available only to scientists, statisticians, and designers. But now, thanks to easier and cheaper tools, data visualization is becoming a language available to everyone. Join international expert Professor Alberto Cairo to see these tools at work and see how you can apply them.


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Alberto Cairo

Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication; Director, Visualization Program at Center for Computational Science, University of Miami
Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami and also directs the Visualization Program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He teaches courses on information graphics and visualization, and is interested in the convergence between visual communication, journalism, cognitive science, maps, and statistics. He is author of several books about information visualization including The Functional Art: An Introduction... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Texpert Stage