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 Shual.com - a foxy design studio; YouAreNotHere.org - 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