Periodic Tables: Honest Data Visualization

Motorco Presents

Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:00 pm


We’re back!! It’s been four years. We missed you.

Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering hosted by The Duke Initiative for Science & Society. Invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way.

Periodic Tables: Honest Data Visualization

What do we see when we look at a weather map, a graph tracking Covid infections, or a basketball player’s shot chart? Data visualization has never been more popular, more powerful, or potentially more misleading. Duke sociologist Kieran Healy explores why some visualizations are better than others, why good ones are so useful, and why honesty isn’t necessarily something we can recognize just by looking.

RSVP Here!

Our policies are the following:
  • We will not offer refunds to any show unless there is a cancellation or postponement of the headlining act (opening acts subject to change without notice).
  • For the safety of people at the Event, the venue management and the Organiser reserve the right to refuse admission and conduct security searches as they deem appropriate.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission or to eject any person appearing to be intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, showing signs of COVID-19 including a high temperature or a persistent cough, refusing to wear a mask when required to do so, otherwise behaving dangerously or inappropriately, or for any other behavior likely to cause damage, injury, nuisance and annoyance or for failure to comply with the reasonable request of the our staff.
  • We do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property brought to the Event.
  • We request - but do not currently require - that everyone attending a show be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Do not attend any event if experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough or loss of taste/smell
  • We suggest the patrons wear masks in the indoor spaces at Motorco and Parts&Labor