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Investigating Issues Visualising the world

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Graphics of the year — making sense of 2021

This article is about how to communicate ideas and concepts, and the reasons why visualisations are so effective in helping us grasp events and issues. 

  • Which visualisation do you most like?

  • Why does it resonate?

  • What do these graphics give us that text cannot?

  • How do they challenge our assumptions?

  • How do graphics help us understand context, and why is this essential to acquiring knowledge about the world? 

Michael Dunn, theoryofknowledge.net

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