Catherine D'Ignazio

Artist/Designer/Coder/Writer/She/Her #datafeminism #dataliteracy #civicmedia #reproductivejustice #español @EngageLab @civicMIT @medialab | Jan '20: @MITdusp!

Lauren Klein

Digital humanities, data science, cycling, eating, associate professor of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory. She/her.

Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein make up the team behind Data Feminism, a new book which seeks to explore data from a feminist perspective, based upon the fact that all knowledge is incomplete, and that the best knowledge is gained by bringing together multiple partial perspectives.

Catherine D'Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and hacker mama who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy, and civic engagement. She has run women's health hackathons, designed global news recommendation systems, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea-level rise. Her forthcoming book from MIT Press, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & social change has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI). D'Ignazio is an assistant professor of Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, a Senior Fellow at the Emerson Engagement Lab and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media & MIT Media Lab.

Lauren F. Klein is a scholar and teacher whose work crosses the fields of digital humanities, data science, media history, and early American literature. She has designed platforms for exploring the contents of historical newspapers, recreated forgotten visualization schemes with fabric and addressable LEDs, and, with her students, cooked meals from early American recipes—and then visualized the results. In 2017, she was named one of the “rising stars in digital humanities” by Inside Higher Ed. She is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) and, with Catherine D’Ignazio, Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020). Other writing has appeared in American Literature, American Quarterly, and Feminist Media Studies, among other venues. With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities, a hybrid print-digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. Klein is an Associate Professor of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University.