The MFA program for Information Design and Visualization 

cordially invites you to a lecture by


Catherine D’Ignazio – Art, Maps and Civic Engagement


Catherine D’Ignazio (a.k.a. kanarinka) is an artist, software developer and media researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media. Her research centers around civic data and experimental geography — mapping the effects of informational, emotional, and political flows on the landscape. This includes mapping the global news media, measuring fear in post-9/11 urban environments, doing printmaking at the US-Mexico border or working with kids to make a neighborhood creek tell really bad jokes. Her current focus is a news recommendation system and game called “Terra Incognita” that helps people explore the world via global news stories.


The presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 5.30 pm in the ground floor auditorium, West Village, 40A Leon St. / Northeastern University