Happy New Year! I hope you had a terrific holiday season and kickoff to the new year. I also hope you’re ready for an exciting year of The PolicyViz Podcast because I’ve got some unbelievable guests lined up for the next few months.

So let’s get started: On the first episode of 2016, I’m happy to welcome my good friend Lynn Cherny to the show. Lynn is currently the Visiting Knight Chair for the Center for Communication, Culture and Change at the University of Miami. She also runs her own data analysis and presentation consulting firm, Ghostweather Research and Design. In this episode, we talk about Lynn’s challenges teaching data visualization, her research and work with visualizing text, and her work with Bocoup for this spring’s OpenVisConf.

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Lynn’s TextViz Pinterest board

Lynn’s Online Teaching Material | Teaching a Semester of D3.js

Lynn’s Interactive Data Vis Course Repo



Jim Vallandingham’s tutorials

Jim Vallandingham on the PolicyViz Podcast Episode #26)

Nathan Yau’s (Flowing Data) tutorials

Lynn’s presentation at OpenVisConf 2013 on detecting sex scenes in 50 Shades of Grey 


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