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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • STS.067 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Scientific Visualization across Disciplines: A Critical Introduction 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Science, Technology, and Society 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Joseph Dumit 
  • Course Introduction:

  • STS.067 Scientific Visualization across Disciplines: A Critical Introduction

    Spring 2005

    Course Highlights

    This course features a comprehensive readings section and weekly assignments.

    Course Description

    This subject exposes students to a variety of visualization techniques so that they learn to understand the work involved in producing them and to critically assess the power and limits of each. Students concentrate on areas where visualizations are crucial for meaning making and data production. Drawing on scholarship in science and technology studies on visualization, critical art theory, and core discussions in science and engineering, students work through a series of case studies in order to become better readers and producers of visualizations.


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