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Presented by Melbourne Knowledge Week, RMIT Culture, The Wheeler Centre and the City of Melbourne

Mona Chalabi: Taking the Numb out of Numbers

While analysing statistics for the United Nations, Mona saw how vital data was and how easily people with specific agendas could manipulate it. So, she set out to make data more transparent and accessible for all.  

Through her illustrations, animations, and articles for publications like The Guardian, FiveThirtyEight and The New York Times, Mona explores data sets on topics like affirmative action, voting trends, race and politics, alongside more offbeat issues like “how many Americans eat pizza for breakfast”. In this keynote talk hosted by broadcaster, journalist and podcast host, Elizabeth Kulas, Mona will walk the audience step-by-step through her process for creating data visualisations using simple language, beautiful images, and a decent dose of humour.   

 Co-presented by Melbourne Knowledge Week, RMIT Culture and The Wheeler Centre, and is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, 9 – 15 May 2022, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.