Education

  • M.F.A. University of California at San Diego
  • B.F.A. Indiana University

Areas of Expertise

  • Game Development
  • Surveillance Studies
  • Creative Software
  • Data Visualization
  • Tactical Media

Background

I am an artist, designer, and programmer. My research investigates public space, information privacy, and big data. I teach a range of subjects for both the study and production of data visualization, internet art, interface design, game design, and physical computing.

My work includes illuminus.io, a research-based personality and risk analysis tool which appeared in the Peabody-awarded web documentary Do Not Track; the online viral visualization, I Know Where Your Cat Lives, which mapped one million images tagged with #cat using the locations users unknowingly uploaded in their metadata; and Give Me My Data, a tool that helps users export their data back out of Facebook. My work has been covered in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, NPR, and Wired Magazine and exhibited in multiple museums and galleries in New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, and Mexico City.

Davidson News

Tally Saves the Internet Exhibit text on wall in purple room, with screen projecting creature on pile of rubble

Web trackers collect your data and auction it off to vendors who push you toward impulse buys. To fight back, Davidson College professors Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy created Tally Saves the Internet, a multi-player game that blocks data trackers and educates players about data privacy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. personified the civil rights movement, drawing inspiration from Ghandi’s teachings of nonviolent resistance. In this post, faculty recommend thought-provoking reads that explore racial bias, civil disobedience, surveillance culture and much more.