Catherine D'Ignazio

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM

B.A. Tufts University
M.F.A. Maine College of Art

http://www.kanarinka.com

Contact Information

Office: Walker 414B
Phone: 3886
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Catherine D'Ignazio is a researcher, artist and software developer who investigates how data visualization, technology and new forms of storytelling can be used for civic engagement.

Professor D'Ignazio has conducted research on geographic bias in the news media, developed custom software to geolocate news articles and designed an application, "Terra Incognita", to promote global news discovery. She is currently working with the Public Laboratory for Technology and Science to explore the possibilities for journalistic storytelling with DIY environmental sensors.

Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org, the LEF Foundation, and Dream It, Code It, Win It. In 2009, she was a finalist for the Foster Prize at the ICA Boston. Her work has been exhibited at the Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology, Museo d'Antiochia of Medellin, and the Venice Biennial.

Professor D'Ignazio is currently a fellow at the Emerson Engagement Lab and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media.


Expertise

Aesthetics
Civic Media
Comedy, Humor, Laughter
Digital Media
Environmental Studies
Facebook
Gender Studies
Interactive Media
Journalism
New Media
Science
Social Media
Sound Art Installation
Texting
Twitter
Voice
Web Design
YouTube