Bio

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Yanni Loukissas is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. His research draws together practices from data studies and data visualization. He is a contributor to Simulation and its Discontents (MIT Press, 2009) and the author of Co-Designers: Cultures of Computer Simulation in Architecture (Routledge, 2012). Before coming to Georgia Tech, he was a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he co-coordinated the Program in Art, Design and the Public Domain. He was also a principal at metaLAB, a research project of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He has taught at Cornell, MIT, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Originally trained as an architect at Cornell University, he subsequently received a Master of Science and a PhD in Design and Computation at MIT. While at MIT, he worked with the Initiative on Technology and Self and the Media Lab. He also completed postdoctoral work at the MIT Program in Science, Technology and Society.

Curriculum Vitae (updated: fall 2016)

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    08.10 "A place for Big Data: Close and
    distant readings of accessions data
    from the Arnold Arboretum" was just published in Big Data & Society. Read the article online here

    08.01 "Taking Big Data apart: local readings of composite media collections" was just published in Information, Communication, and Society. Read the article online here

    06.16 I have lots of travel coming up. I will be in New York for Critical Visualization, then Vancouver for Information+, and finally Brighton (UK), where I'm co-organizing a workshop at the Design Research Society.

    04.07.16 I will be talking about "The Life and Death of Data" as part of pyData Atlanta on April 7th @MailChimp

    03.14.16 Big Data, Local Data, Counter Data: three competing strategies for imagining the future. A blog post about our work on housing data.

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