Truth, beauty, and data revisited
Readings due before class on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
- Chapter 12 in Alberto Cairo, The Truthful ArtAlberto Cairo, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (Berkeley, California: New Riders, 2016).
- Chapter 26 in Claus Wilke, Fundamentals of Data VisualizationClaus E. Wilke, Fundamentals of Data Visualization (Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly Media, 2018), https://serialmentor.com/dataviz/.
- Ben Wellington, “Making data mean more through storytelling”
- Jonathan Schwabish, “Better Data Communication,” National Bureau of Economic Research
- Why People Make Bad Charts (and What to Do When it Happens)
- Treasuring All Truth
Questions to reflect on
Important! The memo for this last week is a little different. Write 150–200 words about the storytelling readings, and then write 400ish words exploring a few of these summative questions:
- What is truth?
- How do we find truth?
- Are facts truth?
- What’s the difference between content and form?
- Does beauty matter when describing truth?
- How does any of this philosophical humanities stuff relate to data visualization?