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A Visual (Information) Paradox

Search for answers about Stephen Hawking’s new theorem reveals a Scientific American tradition of illustrating the confounding complexity of black holes

STAFFFebruary 9, 2016 — Amanda Montañez

The Science of Visualization

What is visualization? When asked of data and information visualization professionals, answers will generally swirl around one of two punch lines…a visual tool that aids in (1) analysis or (2) communication of information.

STAFFNovember 3, 2015 — Jen Christiansen

Inadequate Data Visualization Leaves Patients Undereducated

Although data visualization is often viewed as a fairly straightforward, dispassionate way of presenting facts, anyone who has studied the field knows that data-driven graphics can be hard to decipher, and are often far from impartial.

STAFFJuly 10, 2015 — Amanda Montañez

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