Today we will talk about data visualization and the pandemic with Emily Bowe, Shannon Mattern, and Erin Simmons.
Emily Bowe is a graduate student in the Design and Urban Ecologies program at Parsons School of Design at The New School. She is a cartographer with an academic background in environmental science and is interested in counter-mapping and critical data studies. Her work focuses on urban systems, governance, planning & design, and digital media.
Shannon Mattern is Professor at The New School for Social Research. Her writing and teaching focus on media architectures and infrastructures and spatial epistemologies. She has written books about libraries, maps, and the history of urban intelligence, and she contributes a column about urban data and mediated spaces to Places Journal. You can find her at wordsinspace.net.
Erin Simmons is a PhD Student in anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Her work touches on international development, poverty indices, data visualization, and monumentality. Outside of academia, Erin has worked in the development sector, cultural heritage management, and as a live performance producer in London and New York City.