Posts Tagged "Alberto Cairo"



“We are the data.” VizUM 2017 examines the impact of creative visualization

On Thursday, November 16, the University of Miami hosted the 4th VizUM 2017, an annual creative visualization symposium. In celebration of visual representation, the Symposium explored the relationship between art, science, and data through two guest speakers, Angus Forbes and Giorgia Lupi.   Angus Forbes, an assistant professor in the Computational Media Department at University of California, Santa Cruz, and director of UCSCS...

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Google is Putting its Massive Amount of Health and Disease Data to Use

Consumers flock to Google to learn about health conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In recent years, the search engine has been looking for ways to put its growing volume of health data to use. Google's News Lab, which is designed to help journalists and researchers use Google tools for storytelling and understanding data, introduced a new tool this week specifically focused on health care and disease. On the...

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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

Google News Lab is inviting artists and designers to dig into its massive trove of data about what the world Googles.  Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and...

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2017 DH+DJ Symposium canceled owing to Hurricane Irma

The DH+DJ Symposium canceled owing to Hurricane Irma.   At present, the next one won't be held until 2018.  Please stay tuned for more details . . .   Digital Humanists and Data Journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and...

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The Washington Post quotes Alberto Cairo on the effective use of images

In the article "Some of the newest cookbooks look like comics. But does that work for readers?" that appears in The Washington Post's Food Section, July 11, 2017, author Charlotte Druckman quotes CCS Visualization Program Director Albert Cairo, PhD. The article mentions Samin Nosrat's heavily illustrated debut cookbook “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”, released in April. Tracing the history of graphic cookbooks back to the first in 1965, they...

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