Dissertation Presentation: Sensory Encounters in the Age of Computation
, MIT CSAIL
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone
Location: E51-095 or Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/99019733269, password 189067
Event Type: Thesis Defense
Host: Graham Jones
Contact: Karen L Gardner, email@example.com
Speaker URL: None
TALK: Dissertation Presentation: Sensory Encounters in the Age of Computation
Abstract: This talk investigates what I call the life-cycle of data representations — the process by which datasets are curated, cleaned, visualized, circulated, and manipulated — to understand the persuasive force of visual information in multimodal media. Through media ethnographies and archival research, I present case studies from the history of haptic interfaces to the data practices of social media communities to understand how users of quantitative information encode norms about gender, ability, and race in data visualizations.
Graham Jones (Committee Chair), William Deringer, Eden Medina, Arvind Satyanarayan
Created by Cynthia Rosenthal at Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 1:01 PM.