Matthew Daniels: “Depiction, even over Description: How Data Journalism is Changing the Art of Storytelling”

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From Joli Holmes ’17: 

Interested in data visualization? Journalism? In cooperation with the Allbritton Center, the Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative (DACKI) is pleased to bring Matt Daniels to Wesleyan to give a talk on Wednesday 11/4 and to meet with students in classes and small groups on Thursday 11/5.

Matt Daniels is a media artist and designer, fascinated with the possibilities of data-driven narrative. For Daniels, this has often meant analyzing and illustrating the content and popularity of music,its lyrics, and its locations. He has produced infographics keyed to such things as the size of rappers’ vocabularies and the timelessness of some music based on Spotify data. He publishes an online magazine called Polygraph.

Date: Wednesday, November 4th
Time: 4:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112