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Visual Trumpery

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 4:00pm

Klarman Hall, KG70, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853

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.

Cairo 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).

This event is sponsored by Cornell University Library.

Event Type

Lecture, Presentation


Cornell University Library


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Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Eliza Bettinger

Contact Phone

(607) 255-4144


Alberto Cairo

Speaker Affiliation

School of Communication, University of Miami

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