STS.067 Scientific Visualization across Disciplines: A Critical Introduction

Spring 2005

Mercator and other map projections.

Different two-dimensional projections of the globe affect the way we view the world. (Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Course Highlights

This course features a comprehensive readings section and weekly assignments.

Course Description

This subject exposes students to a variety of visualization techniques so that they learn to understand the work involved in producing them and to critically assess the power and limits of each. Students concentrate on areas where visualizations are crucial for meaning making and data production. Drawing on scholarship in science and technology studies on visualization, critical art theory, and core discussions in science and engineering, students work through a series of case studies in order to become better readers and producers of visualizations.

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Prof. Joseph Dumit

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session