Discover the hidden patterns in human society as you have never seen them before – through the world of data.
For centuries, atlases depicted what people could see: roads, rivers, mountains. Today, we need graphics to reveal the invisible patterns that shape our lives. Authors of the hugely acclaimed London: the Information Capital, award-winning geographer-designer team James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti have transformed enormous datasets into rich maps and cutting-edge visualisations to uncover truths about our past, reflect who we are today, and highlight what we face in the years ahead.
In this illustrated livestream talk, James and Oliver will explore happiness and anxiety levels around the globe; trace the undersea cables and cell towers that connect us; examine hidden scars of geopolitics; and illustrate how a warming planet affects everything from hurricanes to the hajj.
Don’t miss this chance to marvel at the promise and peril of data, and to revel in the secrets and contours of a newly visible world.
Praise for James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti:
‘Brilliantly compelling … a tour de force in the modern use of graphics to make a point.’ – Evening Standard
‘This is London as you’ve never seen it before.’ – Independent
‘A monumental work.’ – Management Today
‘A witty, well-written, well-designed view of the city, with enlightening and often surprising perspectives.’ – New Scientist
‘This is a special kind of detective story.’ – New Scientist
‘Each story is a striking example of how innovative technology can be used to increase our understanding of the natural world.’ – Financial Times
‘This book is beautiful as well as informative and inspiring. There is no doubt it will help in our fight to save wildlife and wild habitats.’ – Dr Jane Goodall
‘Enchanting and exhilarating.’ – Literary Review
‘This is science at its best, the art of understanding truth and beauty.’ – Chris Packham