DMI Spring Lecture: Mushon Zer-Aviv, April 22, 2015

DMI welcomes designer, educator, and media activist Mushon Zer-Aviv to MassArt on Wednesday, April 22 for his lecture, Disinformation Visualization: How to Lie with Datavis.

Designers, statisticians, journalists, researchers and technologists often apply visualization techniques in an attempt to get the big picture out of large quantities of data. In this rush towards informational imagery both creators and viewers are often taken by the lure of what Edward Tufte defines as "beautiful evidence". But is information visualization indeed just another type of evidence, or is it a form of visual argument? This work was also published as an essay on Visualizing Advocacy.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: MassArt, Kennedy Building, Room 406

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in Tel Aviv & NY. His work and writing explores the boundaries of interface and the biases of techno-culture as they are redrawn through politics, design and networks. Among Mushon's collaborations, he is the CO-founder of - a foxy design studio; - a tour of Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv; Kriegspiel - a computer game version of the Situationist Game of War; the Turing Normalizing Machine - exploring algorithmic prejudice; Alef - the open source multi-script font; the collaboratively authored book; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop ; Mushon also designed the map for Mushon is an alumni of Eyebeam - an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a senior faculty member at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Read him at and follow him at @mushon.

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