(Do you want to bring Visual Trumpery to your city? Read how in my personal weblog.)

Hi, welcome to Visual Trumpery, a lecture tour that will take place between the Fall of 2017 and the end of 2018. My name is Alberto Cairo. You can learn more about me in my personal blog, and download a draft of the tour flyer here (PDF).

I foresee that, depending on your political leanings, your expectations for this lecture tour are diametrically opposed. If you are a liberal, you’re likely prepared to enjoy a tirade against right-wing politicians. If you are a conservative, I bet you’ll be ready to get outraged by an unhinged leftist ranter.

Sorry to disappoint you. The very title of my talk is an example of its content. It’s intended to trigger your ideological defenses and trick you into believing what is not so.

The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum.

I’ll use these examples to equip you with a solid understanding of “graphicacy,” the term I use to refer to visual literacy. I believe a literate, numerate, and graphicate citizenry is the best antidote for a world where trumpery runs rampant.

Join me in the fight against it.

Here’s where you can attend a Visual Trumpery lecture:

FUTURE DATES

May 3, 2018
LOS GATOS, California
Netflix
131 Albright Way (Bldg. D) · Los Gatos, CA
Registration

May 14, 2018
HELSINKI, Finland
Register here

 

June 14 and 18, 2018
LONDON, UK
More information soon

June 22
OSLO, Norway
Register here

June 26
ISPRA, Italy
More information soon

June 28
LAUSANNE, Switzerland
More information soon

June 29
ZURICH, Switzerland
More information soon

September 20
Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Complete the survey

To be announced soon, for the Fall of 2018: Miami (FL), NC State, Duke University, Chapel Hill, and Davidson College (NC), Santa Clara University (CA), etc.

 

 

PAST DATES

April 12, 2018, 5:30 PM
QUEBEC CITY, Canada
Le Camp
125 boulevard Charest East

March 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
AUCKLAND, NZ
The University of Auckland

March 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
CHICAGO
Chicago Public Library

February 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Penn State U., Pennsylvania
Center for Humanities and Information

January 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON, DC
Urban Institute

January 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
BALTIMORE, Maryland
MICA Brown Center

December 1, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire Street

November 30, 2017 6:00 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts
Northeastern University

November 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
LUXEMBOURG
Université du Luxembourg

November 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
DALLAS, Texas
Hughes Trigg Student Center

October 25, 2017, 4 P.M.
BERKELEY, California
202 South Hall


October 24, 2017, 5:30 PM

REDLANDS, California
University of Redlands

Casa Loma Room
1200 East Colton Ave

October 13, 2017
ITHACA, New York
(Cornell University)
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

October 12, 2017
NEW YORK CITY, New York
The New School

October 4, 2017
PORTLAND, Oregon
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB)

August 31, 2017
ATLANTA, Georgia
Marcus Nanotechnology Building

June 9, 2017
BARCELONA (Spain)
Universitat de Barcelona,
Facultat de Biblioteconomia i Documentació

May 23, 2017
MEXICO, DF (Mexico)
Universidad Metropolitana de Mexico, Unidad Cuajimalpa

 

 









 

 

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