A little about me.. Elizabeth is a designer, writer, and researcher interested in how art, computation, and communication can combine to strengthen community structures, and enhance learning across learner backgrounds. A Florida native, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from Georgetown University. There she led a research team in the Culture and Emotions Lab investigating the campus climate for patterns in students’ belonging and social engagement across university locations and situational contexts. She also spent a semester in Cape Town, South Africa as a field researcher studying plant systems and animals’ optimal foraging, ideal free distribution, and territorial defense behaviors. She most recently worked as a designer and programmer artist in Xaq Pitkow’s Computational Neuroscience lab, where she designed and prototyped interactive graphics and games for teaching and communicating concepts in computational neuroscience and in color vision grounded in visual perception. She’s excited about the power of info-visualization. At MIT, Elizabeth works in the Teaching Systems Lab designing multi-media practice spaces and curriculum for equitable teaching in Computer Science and STEM. Outside of study, Elizabeth likes to go dancing, spend time on the water, and explore outdoors.
Inspiring Data Vis Examples
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html`<a href="http://www.openculture.com/2016/09/w-e-b-du-bois-creates-revolutionary-artistic-data-visualizations-showing-the-economic-plight-of-african-americans-1900.html">Du Bois's Foundational Data Visualizations</a>`
Although these works were done in the early twentieth century and were hand crafted, at the time there had never been such a collection of data visualizations that captured the state of African American life and mobility in the US South. Du Bois, in collaboration with Booker T Washington and Thomas J Colloway, and his team of students, collected data and put together an expansive collection (over 60 charts) of Visualizations to be displayed at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, France. In the Exhibition titled, "Exhibit of American Negroes” represented black contributions to the United States at the world’s fair.