Data journalist Mona Chalabi is on a mission to, as she puts it, "take the numb out of numbers." In her illustrations, animations, and articles for the Guardian and publications like Fivethirtyeight and The New York Times, she explores data sets from the timely (affirmative action, voting trends, race, politics) to the offbeat (popular dog names in New York City) to the eye-opening (how many Americans eat pizza for breakfast).
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Q: How do you decide what data to dig into for your illustrations? What intrigues you?