Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 7:30p -
Boston College, Devlin Hall room 101
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Art, Business, Lectures & Conferences, University
Gareth Cook -- Infographics: The Origins and Future of Visual Thinking
October 21, 2014
Devlin Hall 101
In the Best American Infographics 2014, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and series editor Gareth Cook has assembled a compendium of the finest informative visuals created by print and electronic media in the past year. These quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge have become one of the most rapidly-expanding ways that we consume information, before we tweet it, share it, and watch it go viral. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, Best American Infographics 2014 captures of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Guest introducer Nate Silver brings his unparalleled expertise and lively analysis to this visually compelling new volume.
In addition to his work on the series, Gareth Cook is a contributor to NewYorker.com, Wired, Scientific American, the Washington Monthly, and the Boston Globe Ideas section. He is also editor of Scientific American’s Mind Matters neuroscience blog.
Cook will be on campus to discuss the role that infographics play in our current media landscape on Tuesday, October 21st, and will sign books immediately following the presentation.