Capstone: Visualizing the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) archives

It’s the beginning of my last semester at UM. I can hardly believe it. If all goes well (and why shouldn’t it?) I’ll graduate this May with an MFA in Interactive Media. Cool. Last week, I officially proposed my capstone project. Working title: Reframing Photographs: Visualizing 75 years of the Pictures of the Year International […]

Two Books That Kept Me Going When I Wasn’t Feeling 100% in Grad School

Sometimes, ok, most of the time, life as a grad student can be overwhelming. So, you need friends who insist you need to get some fresh air or stretch and you need books to remind you that pretty much everyone else is going through something similar and you are not alone. Two books filled that […]

Data Viz: My First Year Anniversary is Coming Up

It’s almost January 2020. It’s almost the one year anniversary since I began my data visualization journey. My guide: Alberto Cairo. Those three facts have such meaning as I write this post some 30,000 feet somewhere over the Eastern seaboard between Florida and Washington, DC after the most intense semester yet. I’m exhausted. I’m full […]

Circles of Exclusion

Circles contain. They unify. They’ve come to symbolize harmony, wholeness, cycles, woman, eternity and more. Image from Kat Holmes’s book, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design They also exclude. I’ve been reading Kat Holmes’s book, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design and because of Kat, circles have new meaning. What is inclusion? Merriam-Webster defines inclusion in a […]