We find ourselves in the era of big data, a time when information moves faster than ever, and infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of insight—into the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more. The Best American Infographics captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.
The guest introducer, David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record label Luaka Bop, has published and exhibited visual art for more than a decade. His latest book, How Music Works, is published by McSweeney’s. The Best American Infographics is the newest volume in the acclaimed Best American series. It will debut in the fall of 2013, and Gareth is the series editor.
Image: “Paths through New York City” © 2012 by Eric Fischer; base map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA. Reprinted by permission of the author.