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Edward Tufte Goes to Washington

We occasionally make infographics around here, so we were particularly interested to hear that the visualization guru Edward Tufte has been...


We occasionally make infographics around here, so we were particularly interested to hear that the visualization guru Edward Tufte has been given a job at the White House.Tufte explains:
I will be serving on the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel. This Panel advises The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, whose job is to track and explain $787 billion in recovery stimulus funds...I'm doing this because I like accountability and transparency, and I believe in public service. And it is the complete opposite of everything else I do. Maybe I'll learn something. The practical consequence is that I will probably go to Washington several days each month, in addition to whatever homework and phone meetings are necessary.
So look forward to some fantastic stimulus-related visualizations in the near future. You can see more of Tufte's work here.Thanks for the tip, Cliff. Photo (cc) from Flickr user pyramis.
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