David McCandless – author of Information is Beautiful and founder of the Information is Beautiful Awards – is back with another unmissable talk. One of the world’s leading data-journalists and information designers, McCandless is known for pioneering a fascinating way to look at the world – through the lens of visualization – turning data, information & knowledge into beautiful graphical images & diagrams.

For those of us navigating an age of info-overload and “fake news”, visualised information has incredible potential to help us find meaning in a complicated world. Whether it’s military budgets & bird flu outbreaks or time travel in sci-fi films & the intricate relationships of the Middle East, David’s elegant & often playful infographics bring to life information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually.

In his book, Knowledge is Beautiful, McCandless expands the approach beyond data and information into the richer, deeper, denser material of “knowledge”. Whether it’s science, politics, finance or just the hidden patterns in Hollywood storylines, David uses beautiful graphics and his own brand of performance journalism to reveal intricate, invisible and sometimes hilarious stories lurking in the data, information & knowledge surrounding us.






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