Hannah’s most recent New Yorker article highlights the gigantic conceptual leap it took to invent and imagine the concept of a graph. Things that now seem completely intuitive, ordinary, and mundane are actually the result of the stunning ingenuity of humanity. Her essay leads you on a journey through their invention, leaving you blown away by the way they have changed the way we understand our world, and how important they are to every aspect of our lives. You will never look at a simple pie chart in the same way again.
You can read the article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/21/when-graphs-are-a-matter-of-life-and-death
And her previous ones can be read here:
What Data Can’t Do
What Statistics Can and Can’t Tell Us About Ourselves https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/09/what-statistics-can-and-cant-tell-us-about-ourselves/amp
Why Weather Forecasting Keeps Getting Better https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/01/why-weather-forecasting-keeps-getting-better/amp