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How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information

February 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alberto Cairo

Dr. Cairo

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?

Alberto Cairo, PhD, is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is the author of ‘How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information’ (2019), ‘The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication’ (2016) and ‘The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (2013).

RSVP is required for the in-person presentation or to view the live stream. Please note that a link to the live stream will be sent to each participant, beginning Jan. 31.

Cairo is the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at news publications in Spain and Brazil. He was the James H. Schumaker Term Assistant Professor at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC-Chapel Hill from 2008 to 2009. 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.


February 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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133 Rosenau Hall (Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium)
Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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