Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor


Alex Campolo studies the history of media, technology, and science, with an interest in epistemologies of data. At SIFK he is working on a book project on the history of data visualization, showing how a group of scientists worked against the formal, algorithmic rationality of the Cold War period, turning instead to human perception and visual techniques to manage new scales of digital information. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and teaches widely in the history of science, philosophy, and visual culture.


Courses Taught


    The History and Epistemology of Data

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    “DATA: History and Knowledge” Teaser with Dr. Campolo and Dr. Klimchynskaya

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