Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Empathy and visualization

Jon Schwabish, Kim Rees, and Mushon Zer-Aviv recently had a great discussion about empathy in visualization. I was invited to it, but couldn't participate. During the conversation, Mushon mentioned that I very briefly address this topic in the Epilogue of The Truthful Art. I certainly tried but here's the thing: the book got so large that I had to cut most of those last few pages out. Therefore, I am sharing the draft (expect typos!) that I wrote, just to provide more context to the aforementioned discussion (below).

UPDATE: Please do read this article by Amanda Monta├▒ez: “Art Can Highlight Climate Change, But Where is the Data?”