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.