Picturing Knowledge is a podcast about images, why we make them, and how we use them to understand the world.

In each episode of Picturing Knowledge, hosts Kevin Hong and Ethan Perets look closely at an image and ask experts to help unpack its complexities. Our conversations reveal how our values participate in the visualization process–the creation and consumption of images–and how we might critically consider the decisions that shape our pictures of the world. We explore how images affect knowledge formation, and how technologies of visualization enable us to imagine invisible phenomena and events of almost unthinkable scale. Picturing Knowledge foregrounds visual literacy as a central challenge of our times: visualization holds the power to shape our common truths, values, and goals.