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Aaron Siegel

Aaron Siegel (b.1983) is a transdisciplinarian with a concentration in computational information design. He received his BFA in Digital Media Art from the Cadre Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University in 2006, and his MFA in Design|Media Art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008.

His motivation comes from interesting data sets, interfaces, and social justice applications. His work utilizes data visualization to address complex systems of power structures and networks of influence. He aims to achieve an overlapping relationship with aesthetic representations of data and scientific empiricism. His work strives to display relationships and correlations within information systems that would remain unseen from any other perspective.

He has worked for various institutions including the University of California, Los Angeles, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Electroland, Directed Play, Narduli Studios, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SENSEable City Laboratory, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, and Facebook. He has exhibited work in Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Reno, Memphis, Indianapolis, Seattle, New York, Guadalajara, Madrid, Trieste, Heidelberg, and Singapore.

Research Chronology Revisited

Research Chronology Revisited is a chronological visualization of bookmarking activity, powered by information retrieved from the social bookmarking web site. Users are invited to enter their username and password and allow the visualization to map out their research activity along a time line, connecting posts together with tag lines. The combination of tag lines and the investigation of tag usage reveals trends in the users bookmarking habits.

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