I’m Catherine D’Ignazio, an Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media at Emerson College. As of Jan 2020, I will be an Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
I’m interested in creative ways to democratize data & technology for community empowerment & social justice. I make public art & design projects, write software code & research papers, teach journalism & arts students, and run data storytelling workshops and feminist hackathons. I’m a compulsive collaborator, joiner and organizer and affiliated with the below organizations. I have also recently joined the board of directors of Indigenous Women Rising, an amazing group of Native women innovators who are working for equity in health care.
Boston Coastline: Future Past
A walking data visualization of the Boston water line as projected for the year 2100 based on climate change.