Dissertation Presentation: Sensory Encounters in the Age of Computation

Speaker: Crystal Lee , MIT CSAIL

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022

Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: E51-095 or Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/99019733269, password 189067

Event Type: Thesis Defense

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Host: Graham Jones

Contact: Karen L Gardner, kgardner@mit.edu

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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.

Dissertation Committee:
Graham Jones (Committee Chair), William Deringer, Eden Medina, Arvind Satyanarayan

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Created by Cynthia Rosenthal Email at Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 1:01 PM.