I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media and Communication at Georgia Tech. I direct the Local Data Design Lab and teach courses in Digital Media, Computational Media, Human-Computer Interaction and Science, Technology and Society. My research is focused on:

Helping creative people think critically about the social implications of emerging technologies.

I have a new book out, entitled All Data Are Local (MIT Press, Spring 2019). It is addressed to a growing audience of practitioners (in academia and beyond) who want to work with unfamiliar data both effectively and ethically. My message to readers is this: learn to think in terms of data settings—defined by the contexts in which data are made and used—not simply data sets.

If you are interested in learning more about my work, please send me an email.

Recent Work:

2018. “All the Homes: Zillow and the Operational Context of Data.” in Transforming Digital Worlds. pdf

2016. “Taking Big Data apart: local readings of composite media collections” Information, Communication, and Society. online

2016. with Vertesi, Janet, David Ribes, Laura Forlano, Yanni A. Loukissas, and Marisa Cohn, 2016. “Engaging, Critiquing, and Making Digital Systems: Crossings between STS and Design,” in The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by Clark Miller, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Ulrike Felt, and Rayvon Fouche. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Recent events include Humanities Data VisualizationDigitalSTS and Design and Beautiful Data 1 and 2.