Data visualization in the age of “fake news”

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Data visualization in the age of “fake news”

March 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Coffee & Viz After Hours – Special Guest Mona Chalabi
Erase the labels from a bar graph or pie chart, and you’ll have no idea what it’s about. Influential data journalist Mona Chalabi sees that as a pervasive problem with our most commonly used data visualizations.

Chalabi addresses issues of honesty, accuracy, and accessibility in data visualizations in a free, public talk on Monday, March 27, from 7-8 p.m. in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium. Her talk, “How Numbers Can Mislead (and how to avoid being misled),” will cover the imprecision of numbers and introduce ways to make honest and inclusive data visualizations that could help rebuild the public’s trust in numbers and facts.

Master of graphic design students in the New Information Environments Studio will have their work on display from the data visualization project called, “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.”

Her appearance is part of the NCSU Libraries Presents “Coffee & Viz” series and is generously sponsored by the Eastman University Engagement Fund. While admission is free, tickets must be reserved in advance on Eventbrite.


March 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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College of Design


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