“People like answers, people like concrete information in the world, but the reality is that the world is complex and confusing and rarely resolves to certainty… especially the election data, it’s all probabilistic, right? It’s all running in simulations upon simulations and so even the data itself is data that is hypothetical. The election hasn’t happened right? We don’t really know what is happening and yet to display it in a way that it is certain is trying to either deliberately or unintentionally capitalize on the power that data has.” – Lauren Klein speaking about why the infamous NYT election gauge was actually a prime example of feminist data visualization on the PolicyViz podcast. Listen to the whole episode here!