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[[File:Homeless Youth in America Infographic.png|thumb|right|Inspiration for our Today I Learned: Infographics class on June 8, 2013. Infographics such as this one help inspire positive social change.]]
[[File:Incarceration of Homeless Youth.png|thumb|right|400px|It costs more to incarcerate a homeless youth than to rescue them. ]]


= Overview =  
= Overview =  


Learn to take complex data and condense information into powerful graphics that spur action resulting in positive economic and social change.  
* Learn to take complex data and condense information into powerful graphics that spur action resulting in positive economic and social change.  


Leave the session with a flyer, a powerpoint slide or a web graphic.  
* Leave the session with a flyer, a powerpoint slide or a web graphic.  


We'll review examples from the famous Tufte Book Visualizing Information. We'll also work with SudoRoom resident mathematicians to show how powerfully data can be visualized and change the course of events. We'll also learn from lessons made by famous comic book artists such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, matt Groenig and Lynda Barry.
We'll review examples from the famous Tufte Book Visualizing Information. We'll also work with SudoRoom resident mathematicians to show how powerfully data can be visualized and change the course of events. We'll also learn from lessons made by famous comic book artists such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, matt Groenig and Lynda Barry.
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