Blog 2019

  • Review: Alberto Cairo, How Charts Lie

    Review: Alberto Cairo, How Charts Lie

    Alberto Cairo’s new book, How Charts Lie, takes readers on a tour of how charts are used and misused, and teaches them how to not be misled. It’s a useful book for both makers and consumers of charts, in the news, business, and pretty much anywhere else.


  • eagereyesTV: What is Data? Part 1, File Formats and Intent

    eagereyesTV: What is Data? Part 1, File Formats and Intent

    We all use data all the time, but what exactly is data? How do different programs know what to do with our data? How is visualizing data different from other uses of data? And isn’t everything inside a computer data in the end?


  • Prolific, the (Much Better) Mechnical Turk Alternative

    Prolific, the (Much Better) Mechnical Turk Alternative

    Prolific is a crowd-sourcing platform for running studies. In contrast to the widely-used Mechanical Turk, it’s specific to studies, has a much better interface, pricing that’s fair to participants, and useful filters to find the right people for your study.