ET Caltech talk: videotape available from Skeptics Society
Beautiful Evidence, Edward Tufte lecture to The Skeptics Society, Caltech December 2004.
Video of 73 minutes (lecture + questions) available from The Skeptics Society at http://www.skeptic.com or 626 794-3119. Videotape $19.95; CD $15.95
This is the talk that Michael Shermer was kind enough to write up in Scientific American (below). I prefer the general form of the FT principle--"simple design, intense conent"--to the van mataphor.
From the April 2005 Scientific American:
-- Edward Tufte