California readers: here's a chance to come meet me. I am giving talks in San Diego (Feb 3) and San Mateo (Feb 5) next week, courtesy of JMP. Free registration is here.
These talks are related to two ongoing projects of mine: the first project is to create a theory of data visualization criticism. How can we use precise language to describe our reactions - good and bad - to data visualization work? The second project is surrounding how to find stories from a mass of data.
I'd love to meet some of you on the West Coast who are fans of the blog. Please also forward this announcement to your friends or colleagues who might be interested.