4(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

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

More details

October 24, 2017, 5:30 PM

REDLANDS, California
University of Redlands
Casa Loma Room
1200 East Colton Ave
Register through Eventbrite

November 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
DALLAS, Texas
Hughes Trigg Student Center (HTSC) Theater
SMU Main Campus
3140 Dyer Street
Sign up through Meetup

November 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

LUXEMBOURG
European Court of Auditors
 

November 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
LUXEMBOURG
Université du Luxembourg / Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences / Lecture Hall BS0.03

Adresse : 162A, Avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg

November 30, 2017

BOSTON, Massachusetts
(Northeastern University)
Details TBA

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

115 Empire Street
Register through Eventbrite

February 9, 2018
Penn State U., Pennsylvania
Details TBA

February 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania
Department of Computer Science
Bryn Mawr College
Details TBA
SPRING 2018
AMES, Iowa
Iowa State University
Details TBA

FALL 2018
DAVIDSON, North Carolina
Details TBA

FALL 2018
DURHAM, North Carolina
Details TBA

FALL 2018
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina
Details TBA

To be announced in the future: Miami (FL), Washington DC, Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Columbus and Athens (OH), Auckland (NZ), London (UK), and some cities in Spain, Canada, and Poland.

 

 

PAST DATES

May 23, 2017
MEXICO, DF (Mexico)

Universidad Metropolitana de Mexico, Unidad Cuajimalpa



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

August 31, 2017
ATLANTA, Georgia

Marcus Nanotechnology Building
345/ Ferst Drive Northwest

October 4, 2017
PORTLAND, Oregon

OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) | 2730 Southwest Moody Avenue | Room 3A003A


October 12, 2017
NEW YORK CITY, New York

The New School
66 West 12th St. 



October 13, 2017
ITHACA, New York

(Cornell University)

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium
Klarman Hall

232 East Ave

 

 

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