This fall, Yanni Alexander Loukissas joins the School of Literature, Media, and Communication as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media. Dr. Loukissas comes to Georgia Tech from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he was a lecturer and co-coordinator of the Program in Art, Design and the Public Domain. He was also a principal at metaLAB, a research project of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society that explores digital futures for the arts and humanities. Additionally, he has taught at Cornell, MIT, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
As both a designer and ethnographer, his work explores the cultural dimensions of data, visualization, simulation, and mapping. He is a contributor to Simulation and its Discontents (MIT Press, 2009) and the author of Co-Designers: Cultures of Computer Simulation in Architecture (Routledge, 2012).Originally trained as an architect at Cornell University, he subsequently received a Master of Science and a PhD in Design and Computation at MIT. We heartily welcome him to the Digital Media program.