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Lunch with Alberto Cairo-Getting Smarter About Visual Information

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Engineering and Computer Science Building 5th Floor

2155 E Wesley Ave

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Denver, CO 80210

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Please join Great Data Minds, and their special guest Alberto Cairo for this informational presentation based on his book "Why Charts Lie".

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

Charts, infographics, and diagrams are ubiquitous. They are useful because they can reveal patterns and trends hidden behind the numbers we encounter in our lives. Good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them.

However, they can also deceive us. Charts lie in a variety of ways—displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, and concealing uncertainty— or are frequently misunderstood. Many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day. This talk teaches to not only spot the lies in deceptive visuals, but also to take advantage of good ones.

Please join us and our special guest Alberto Cairo for this informative event based on his most recent book "Why Charts Lie".

About Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo is a journalist and designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil.

The author of several textbooks, 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.

Special Note: Parking will be limited so please be sure to buy the parking add-on if you plan to drive.

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