Michael Friendly: History of Visualizations

Date(s) - 11/11/18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Columbia College Chicago

Hosted by
Chicago Humanities Festival

Michael Friendly: History of Visualizations

Chicago Humanities Festival

Nov 11, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Columbia College – Conaway Center
You may think of data visualization and statistical graphics as relatively new subjects of study. And it’s true, computer-generated visualizations are newborns to the field. But at the root of data visualization is a long, rich tradition of humans using pictures in artful, creative ways—from early maps and statistical graphics to thematic cartography, medical and astronomical charts, and more—to convey scientific and statistical data to each other visually. York University professor and data visualization specialist Michael Friendly joins us to share highlights from The Milestone Project: a visual (of course) compendium of significant events—digital and otherwise—in the history of data visualization.
Michael Friendly is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Professor of Psychology and coordinator of the Statistical Consulting Service at York University, and an associate editor of the Journal of Graphical and Computational Statistics. A principal innovator in the field, Friendly’s current research work includes the development of graphical methods for data visualization and the history of data visualization.