“How to Lie with Maps” – Science Café on March 3rd

Join Sigma Xi and University Libraries for our next public science lecture Science Café!

Where: Online via ZOOM, register HERE 

When: March 3rd 6:30pm EST

Title: How to Lie with Maps 


Maps are an effective form of communication: they use visualization to engage the audience and convey complex ideas in an accessible manner. As such, maps have been abused to spread misleading information for political purposes. This talk will present a few ways that maps are being abused with a range of examples from the past elections to national propaganda. It will conclude with approaches to fact-checking and detecting “lies” in maps.

About our Speaker:  Huyen Le, OSU Department of Geography

Huyen Le is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at OSU. Her research focuses on urban mobility, environment and health impacts of everyday transportation. She teaches courses in geographic information system and transportation.



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