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The Thinking Eye: a presentation by Edward Tufte

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Sponsored by NCSA. Free and open to the public.
Foellinger Auditorium, UIUC
Apr 10, 2014   7:00 pm  
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Edward Tufte, data theorist and visualization pioneer, will discuss seeing, reasoning, producing in science and art. Topics include evidence and inference, strategies for identifying excellence, and practical advice for seeing better in the real world and on the glowing flat rectangle of the computer screen.

Edward Tufte is a statistician and landscape sculptor, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote and designed 4 classic books on data visualization: Beautiful Evidence, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations. The New York Times described ET as the “Leonardo da Vinci of Data.” and Business Week as the “Galileo of Graphics.” He is currently constructing a 234-acre sculpture park in northwest Connecticut, Hogpen Hill Farms, which will show his artworks and remain open space in perpetuity. ET’s art exhibit, “The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams,” will be at Fermilab from April 15 to June 26.

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