Graphic Thinking: A Panel on Data Visualization

Graphic Thinking: A Panel on Data Visualization

AFAS Professor Geoff Ward will join a panel addressing the themes of "Charting History: Data Visualization Through the Years," an exhibit focused on the history and future of data visualization, on display at the Jack E. and Debbie T. Thomas Gallery in Olin Library until December 6, 2019.

Recently, scholars have become increasingly fascinated by data visualization, although various techniques have been used for centuries to illustrate complex ideas in simple ways. This exhibit presents a history of data visualization that includes examples from the library’s collection that illustrate the importance of data visualization as it relates to research and disseminating information.

Graphic Thinking: A Panel on Data Visualization will address the themes of the Charting History: Data Visualization Through the Years exhibit, focused on the history and future of data visualization. Panelists will include:

  • Heather Corcoran, Halsey C. Ives Professor of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and Interim Dean of University College
  • Lisa Marie Harrison, Art Director, Analytic Production and Design Center, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Geoff Ward, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, African and African American Studies

The panel discussion will be followed by a special reception and a showcase of data visualization projects.

Pictured:

Above: Distribution of the Negro Race, prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois and colleagues for “The Exhibit of American Negroes” at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. In Battle-Baptiste, Witney, and Britt Rusert, eds. WEB Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America. Chronicle Books, 2018.

Thumbnail: Assessed Value of Household and Kitchen Furniture Owned by Georgia Negroes, prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois and colleagues for “The Exhibit of American Negroes” at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. In Battle-Baptiste, Witney, and Britt Rusert, eds. WEB Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America. Chronicle Books, 2018.