Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A profile about visualization and data journalism

In the past few months I've been consulting for Google and Microsoft in two big projects. I'll announce the Google one —which is really exciting— in the next post. For now, here's a profile written for Microsoft by Thomas Kohnstamm. Besides a discussion about the present and future of visualization and data in journalism, the story includes an announcement of a series of lectures that Microsoft will release soon, plus a short PowerBI tie-in (this is Microsoft, after all.) Side note: Thomas is the author of a hilarious memoir, Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?. You should read it.

Here's the main photograph of the story. I look like an Ayn Rand hero, which is quite embarrassing, as I think that Rand was a dreadful thinker and an even worse writer:

And here's a photo of the shelves in my office at UM's School of Communication —the other half of my visualization-related books are in my home office: