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All 4 books by Edward Tufte now in
paperback editions, $100 for all 4
Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Envisioning Information
Visual Explanations
Beautiful Evidence
Paper/printing = original clothbound books.
Only available through ET's Graphics Press:
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Edward Tufte e-books
Immediate download to any computer
connected to the internet:
La Representación Visual de Información
Cuantitativa, (200 páginas) $12
Visual and Statistical Thinking, $2
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint, $2
Seeing Around + Feynman Diagrams, $2
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy, $2
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Edward Tufte one-day course,
Presenting Data and Information
Philadelphia, October 14
New York, October 15, 16
Hartford, October 20
Bethesda, November 17
Washington, November 18, 19
San Jose, December 15
San Francisco, December 18, 19
Shadows



Shadows at ET Modern

Photograph taken at ET Modern in Chelsea,
a mix of shadows cast by the back half of a dog
sculpture and by the perforated stainless steel
of a Bird piece. The light source was probably
the reflection of the sun off the windshield of
a car waiting at a traffic light on 11th Avenue.
The shadow appeared for only about a minute
on a corner wall of the gallery.

-- Edward Tufte


Shadow = Time revealed in space Sculpture = advantageously positioned canvas which captures that ephemeral footprint.

-- Mattie (email)


The dance company, Pilobolus, is well-known for taking advantage of the monochromatic and geometric aspects of shadow projection in their works. They also collaborate with the MIT Media Lab. Eg, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgvmlqqkofM (Full disclosure: I am a board member of the Pilobolus Dance Theater)

-- Howard Weinberg (email)


I like this photo so much. I haven't kept up with Ask Et for about 18 months & now I'm wallowing.

-- melissa spore (email)