Wednesday 23 July 2014

Infographics workshop + Comic Chaos

Well now here's some excitement.

Newcastle Science Comic have again teamed up with Newcastle Libraries as part of Comics Chaos, a programme of awesome summer activities linked to the British Library's Comics Unmasked exhibition.

Join us on Saturday 9th August from 11am-12.30pm at Newcastle City Library for a FREE hands-on workshop on infographics.

Newspapers, websites, and documentaries love using graphs, symbols, and pictures to present information.  Do these infographics help us understand complicated information?*  Are they a way of playing tricks with numbers?**  Is anything that combines numbers, words, and pictures an infographic?***

We will:

  • understand what makes good, bad, and misleading infographics
  • see what comics can teach us about combining words and pictures
  • make infographics, choosing to use our skills for good or for evil.
This workshop is suggested for ages 14 to adult.  You don't have to be good at maths or art.  You do need to ask questions about information that is presented to you, and think about what information you want to present to other people.  

The workshop is FREE but places are limited - you can book your free ticket online:

Get in touch if you have any questions about this workshop: newcastlesciencecomic [at] gmail [dot] com

*sometimes **often ***no

And that's not all!  The Canny Comic Con Comic Chaos Creative Collaboration will be running FREE drop-in activities all day for all ages, ending with a debate to finally answer the question 'What's the best comic that you probably haven't read?'  Head over to their website for the latest news on all things CCCCCCC.