[Seth-Trips] Edward Tufte, Stanford, December 8, Free

Aaron Swartz aaronsw at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 17:24:15 PST 2004

In addition to bringing his standard (expensive) one-day course to
Stanford, information design guru Edward Tufte will be giving three
free lectures, two of which are at Stanford:

Topic: Beautiful Evidence (Tufte's next book)
When: Sunday, December 5, at 2:00 pm
Where: The Skeptics Society, Baxter Lecture Hall, CalTech 

Topic: An Academic and Otherwise Life, an N = 1 
When: Wednesday, December 8, at 4:00 pm
Where: Lucas Conference Center, SIPER Building, Stanford University
Please RSVP to IRiSS-info at stanford.edu

"Tufte is a leading authority on the design of visual data displays.
In his academic career he was a world-renowned political scientist,
who transformed himself mid-career into a graphic design expert.
During this colloquium for Stanford students and faculty, Tufte will
describe the progress of his life and career through its many
fascinating stages."

Topic: Beautiful Evidence
When:  Wednesday, December 8, at 7:30 pm
Where: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University 

"Beautiful Evidence develops the fundamental theory of analytical
design and proposes methods for displaying nearly every type of
evidence (time series, images, causal arrows, data tables, and
statistical graphics). His discussion will include his analysis (that
appeared in the final report of the Columbia Accident Investigation
Review Board) of the Boeing/NASA PowerPoint slides created after the
Columbia was damaged but still aloft."

I hope to attend both, but I currently have a conflict for the second.

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