Friday, October 25, 2019

Updated public talk and a great panel discussion

On Wednesday I delivered my updated public talk at Columbia University, and yesterday I did the same at the Urban Institute, where I shared a roundtable with Alli Torban, Amanda Makulec, Jon Schwabish, and Lázaro Gamio. Urban recorded the event, I made the slides available (feel free to use them in any way you want,) and Jon has shared some extra materials.

The talk was connected to How Charts Lie, but it went beyond it to get to matters I've been tentatively exploring for a year or so, such as attention, mindfulness, and the psychology of how we form and maintain beliefs. Anyway, I recommend that you jump to 59:00 in the video below and watch the panel first; it was a great conversation with fantastic questions from the public: