Taking the Numb Out of Numbers
Mona Chalabi

Data journalist Mona Chalabi is on a mission to “take the numb out of numbers.” In her illustrations, animations, and articles for The Guardian and publications like FiveThirtyEight and The New York Times, she explores data sets from the timely (affirmative action, voting trends, race, politics) to the offbeat (popular dog names in New York City) to the eye-opening (how many Americans eat pizza for breakfast). After analyzing statistics for the United Nations, Mona saw how important data was, but also how easily it could be used by people with their own specific agendas. In this talk, Mona will walk the audience step-by-step through her process for creating data visualizations using simple language, beautiful images, and a decent dose of humor.

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