I teach on the topics of civic innovation, data-driven storytelling, and software development at MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA.  I also run workshop on the topics of civic innovation and data literacy of social impact around the world.

Academic Courses

  • Data Storytelling Studio – CMS.631/CMS.831 (2016,2015)
  • Applying Media Technologies: Data Acquisition and Visualization – CMS.622 (2015):  (1 month module)
  • How to Build Software – MAS.500 (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012) (1 month module)
  • CMS Graduate Workshop: Data Acquisition and Visualization – CMS.950 (2014, 2013)

Selected Workshops

  • From Data to Story – for students the NYU Data Visualization course (Sept 2016)
  • Making Data Fun – at the Data Literacy Conference (Sept 2016)
  • Data Sculptures – for the public at the MIT Museum (Sept 2016)
  • A Hands-On Approach to Data Storytelling – co-hosted with TNB Labs for nonprofit professionals (Sept 2016)
  • Data-Driven Storytelling – for participants at the Big Data and Development conference (July 2016)
  • Using Data to Show Impact in the Arts – for arts-based nonprofit professionals (April 2016)
  • Yes, You can Make Your Data Fun – co-hosted with TNB Labs for nonprofit professionals (Oct 2015)
  • Data Architectures – Workshop at the Stanford Social Innovation review’s Data on Purpose event (June 2015)
  • Data Therapy – workshop at the Massachusetts Metropolitan Area Planning Council Data Day event (May 2015, June 2014, June 2013)
  • Low-Tech Data – workshop at the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin, Germany (July 2014)
  • Make Your Own Data Mural – workshop at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit (June 2014)
  • Hands-on Activities for Data Literacy – workshop for professionals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (March 2014)
  • Telling Stories with Data – workshop for entrepreneurs in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (March 2014)
  • Data Mural – workshops for students at the PlugMinas school in Belo Horizonte, Brazil  (March 2014)
  • Data Therapy – workshop for members of the Data Learning and Networking group at The Boston Foundation in Boston, MA (April 2013)
  • Data Curation and Storytelling – workshop for the InfoActivism Camp in Milan, Italy with the Tactical Technology Collective (July 2013)
  • Data Mural – workshops for the Collaborate for Healthy Weight community group in Somerville, MA (Fall 2013)
  • Data Mural – workshops for Groundwork Somerville in Somerville, MA (Summer 2013)
  • Data Mural – workshops for the Boys and Girls Club in Cambridge, MA (Spring 2013)
  • Data Mural – workshops for the Food Security Coalition in Somerville, MA (Summer 2013)
  • Data Therapy – creative data presentation workshops and webinars for professionals in Cambridge, MA (July 2011, November 2011, February 2012)
  • Got Data? – creative data presentation workshop for NGO professionals at the Regional Center for Healthy Communities in Cambridge, MA (June 2007, October 2010)
  • Playful Invention – robotics workshops for the public at the Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. (April 2003)
  • MIT Invention Studios – robotics workshops for the public at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA (2002 – 2004)
  • Winter Robotics Institute – workshop for teachers and students in Curitiba, Brazil (July 2002)
  • Summer Robotics Institute – workshop for teachers and students in Mexico City, Mexico (June 2001)