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102 | Understanding Comics and Visual Storytelling with Scott McCloud

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In this episode we have famous cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud. Scott wrote the popular books Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), and Making Comics (2006), which explain the theory and practice behind making comics and telling stories visually.

Scott has gained a big following among data visualization designers over the years. By following the strategies he describes in his books, one can develop rich narratives that are useful in data visualization as well as comics.

On the show we talk about his books, the power of frames, Scott’s definition of story, virtual reality, and what people in vis can learn from comic artists.

Enjoy the show!

 

 


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100 | Data Stories 100!!!

It seems almost impossible right?! And yet, here we are with our 100th episode! Data Stories has been around for more than five years and now we mark this big milestone.

This is a good opportunity to thank all of you for listening to us and for supporting us with your comments, ideas and suggestions. It is also a good opportunity to thank all of our guests for making this show possible and donating their time to us.

In this episode we review some of the most successful episodes, talk about the major categories of episodes, and recollect some funny moments from recording the show. We also have a surprise segment where we reveal the “behind the scenes” of Data Stories.

For this special occasion we also prepared a first version of the Data Stories Dataset, a dataset with information extracted from Data Stories that you can use to create interesting visualizations. Let us know if you make something out of it!

Finally, don’t forget our crowdfunding initiative! You can support us on Patreon by pledging a fee for every episode we publish. We’re counting on you to switch to this crowdfunding model next month.

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97 | Calling Bullshit with Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West

In this episode we have Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, two professors at the University of Washington, who talk about a fantastic new course they have designed called “Calling Bullshit“. The course aims to teach students what bullshit is, how to spot it, and how to deal with it. Needless to say, it’s timely. It’s also gotten a lot of attention lately.

Of course there are plenty of bullshit examples in data analysis and visualization. Carl and Jevin discuss many of them in their course.

On the show we talk about how they developed the course, what bullshit actually is and what distinguishes it from other types of misinformation, how to recognize examples of bullshit, and how to ‘call bullshit’ in an ethical way.

Enjoy this “bullshitty” episode! 🙂


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