Sunday, October 18, 2015

Updates: Conferences, interviews, etc.

I'm still proofreading The Truthful Art, and will keep doing so until November, so here are a few quick updates:

• I've just been interviewed by Geoff McGhee for National Geographic online. If you want to learn about The Truthful Art and get an update of the third book in the series, The Insightful Art, read it.

• On November 12, the University of Miami is hosting the 2016 VizUM conference. Lynn Cherny, Fernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg are the speakers. You can see the poster for the event below. Sign up (for free!) here.

• My infographics students Valerie Quirk and Louise Whitaker have just revamped the University of Miami's visualization website. It's not finished yet, but you may want to check it out. We will be adding new articles every week.

• You may want to mark these dates on your calendars: September 29, 30, and October 1, 2016. Those days, the University of Miami will host the first DH+DJ conference. That stands for Digital Humanities+Data Journalism. We want to bring together two communities that face similar challenges and opportunities.

To get a heads-up to the contents of this event, read this article by Dan Cohen, which first gave me the idea. He'll be one of the keynote speakers. The other is ProPublica's Scott Klein. I'll soon give you more information about the rest of speakers and post a link to the official website.