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On Wednesday 20th April I’ll be doing a 30 minute talk at the Glasgow Data Viz meetup in Brunswick House, 15 Wilson Street, Glasgow. There will also be two other talks, ten minutes each, one of which will be by Ben Lyons from IRISS.

This will only be the second meet up for this group and for me, what sets it apart from other similarly titled get togethers I’ve been to is it’s inclusivity. I’m not suggesting for a minute that other meet ups I’ve been to are exclusive, but they are generally populated with pros in the relevant field, and to someone that knows nothing about the subject, this can be a little intimidating.

The Glasgow Data Viz meetup, on the other hand, has people with absolutely no connection to anything computer, data, analytics related, but who simply have a passing interest in this evolving graphic medium. As a result this brings external views to the table that one might never otherwise encounter in a more insular group.

I’ll even be discussing the point where excessive beauty moves data visualization into the world of art, eschewing the primary desire to communicate.

My talk will not be technical, instead giving a light hearted introduction to the broad spectrum of data visualizations that have grown all around us without us even noticing them any more. I’ll also be examining some more traditional examples that we’ve grown up with that serve to highlight the core thinking behind all great visualizations, and I’ll even be discussing the point where excessive beauty moves data visualization into the world of art, eschewing the primary desire to communicate.

So if you fancy a completely unintimidating evening with a collection of interesting people from all walks of life, who share an interest beautiful communications, then come along, we’d love to meet you.

Here’s the link for more information.