IEEE Visualization '96


Tuesday, October 29, 8:00 pm (VizLies '96)
How to Lie and Confuse with Visualization
Grand Peninsula Ballroom D

People have lied with statistics and maps for years. Now it's time to look again into lying and confusing in the field of visualization. Your once-a-year big chance to do just that, in the open, will be in this special party session on Tuesday, October 29, 1996 at 8:00 PM (2 nights before Halloween). You are invited to bring with you visualization lies and confusing articles, yours or others, on 35 mm slides or video (Halloween costumes are optional but recommended). During this evening, it will be allowed to lie but not to borrow credit, so please do not forget to mention the producers' names. After the informal presentations and truthful debates, the audience will choose the biggest (visualization) lie for 1996 (including the best Visualization '96 Halloween costume). When the evening is over, lying (and costumes) will be outlawed again (for another year). Then, we will be able to benefit from this teaching of what it takes to produce realistic and faithful visualizations.

Reservations and advance submissions are now being accepted (c/o Nahum Gershon, The MITRE Corporation, 1820 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, VA, 22102-3481). Both are not required but are strongly recommended. For more information (genuine!), please contact email: