Data in the ATL - All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society
Guest speaker: Yanni Loukissas, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, School of Literature, Media & Communication, Georgia Tech
Yanni Loukissas helps creative people think critically about the social implications of emerging technologies. In his new book, All Data Are Local (MIT Press, 2019), he argues that practitioners (in academia and beyond) who want to make sense of unfamiliar data must begin to think in terms of data settings – defined by the contexts in which data are made and used – not simply data sets. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Loukissas teaches courses involving civic data, computational media, and visual culture and design, and directs the Local Data Design Lab focusing on bridging disconnected areas of data studies and data visualization. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S, both in Design & Computation, from MIT, and Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell.
#DataInTheATL is a speaker series hosted by Georgia State University Library that connects the university community with prominent members of the Atlanta data community. Invited speakers show the importance of data science in making informed decisions and how they use data analysis and expertise in their daily work.
NOTE: Attending a Data in the ATL talk *does not* count as a workshop toward the RDS@GSU Data Certificate.
Related LibGuide: Data in the ATL by Bryan Sinclair
- Friday, September 20, 2019
- 11:00am - 12:30pm
- Downtown Campus Library