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Visualization beyond Cognitivism @Parsons

upcoming Lecture by Dietmar Offenhuber at the New School

Visualization is often exclusively treated as an affair between the eye and the mind, based on the idea that perceiving and thinking are forms of computation. But visual languages play a much larger role in mediating our interactions, facilitating, and constraining our awareness of the systems we are embedded in. Dietmar Offenhuber’s work deals with the roles of visual representations for understanding and governing urban infrastructures. Using examples from remote sensing, waste systems, street lighting and others, he will discuss critical issues of working with data in the context of socio-technical systems.