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Magicians, like other theatrical performers, are professionals in communicating
and presenting information. Thus writings on the stagecraft of magical
performances may well contribute to our understanding of information design.
Finally, the ...
When this illustration is read quickly, the magician's illusion is performed
smoothly; under the dissecting microscope of a slow reading, however, the trick
falls apart, now diagnosed as the substitution of a thin circular ring or plastic disk
for the ...
Here, for example, is Professor Hoffmann in 1876: The first rule to be borne in
mind by the aspirant [magician] is this: "Never tell your audience beforehand
what you are going to do." If you do so, you at once give their vigilance the
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An eye-opening read. As a linguistic who deals with databases, this book dramatically improved my writing and design of graphics for publication. Read full review
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In "Visual Explanations," Tufte walks us through various case studies of visual explanations (charts, graphs, graphics, diagrams and maps). Some of the case studies are about great works, while others ... Read full review
Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
The Smallest Effective Difference
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