144  |  History of Information Graphics with Sandra Rendgen


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We have art historian Sandra Rendgen on the show to talk about where data visualization comes from. Sandra published two great books on the topic, one called “The Minard System”, on the great Minard and the “History of Information Graphics” with contributions from multiple authors.

On the show we talk about graphical systems in the middle ages, the great efforts in scientific cartography in the age of discovery and the innovation spurred by statistic al thinking and associated graphical formats.

As a final note: Sandra is also now our new producer! We are very happy to have her on board. Welcome Sandra! Our former producer Destry is now busy with her baby and we are very grateful for the fantastic work she has done for the show over the years.

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1. Welcome to Data Stories (00:00:33)

2. Our podcast is listener-supported, please consider making a contribution (00:01:07)

3. Our topic: Dataviz history (00:01:48)

4. Our guest: Sandra Rendgen (00:02:11)

6. Sandra's book: The History of Information Graphics (00:04:14)

7. Where does Dataviz history start? (00:06:02)

8. Medieval diagrams? (00:09:02)

9. What kind of material has been used? (00:11:00)

10. Why are we coming back to the same structure and symbols in vizualization? (00:14:04)

11. Development of scientific cartography 1500 - 1700 (00:18:04)

12. Origin of statistical visualisation? (00:21:25)

13. Drawing inspiration from "the golden age of statistical graphics" (00:29:14)

14. What stands out or surprised you? (00:32:09)

15. How were the pieces presented? (00:37:39)

16. Announcement: Sandra is our new producer! Welcome! (00:43:11)

17. Get in touch with us and support us on Patreon (00:45:27)

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