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  • Alec Barrett

    Part-time Lecturer

    Email
    alecbarrett@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - 66 West 12th Street

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    Alec Barrett

    Profile

    Alec Barrett has taught in the MS Data Visualization program at Parsons since 2019. When he's not teaching, Alec works as a frontend software engineer and manager at Datadog, and was previously the lead developer at TWO-N. He is passionate about civic technology and open data, and is an alum of the Recurse Center.


    Degrees Held

    A.B., Harvard University

    M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education


    Recent Publications

    Book Review: Living in Data by Jer Throp, Design and Culture, DOI: 10.1080/17547075.2022.2088195

    "The Evolution of the American Census," The Pudding, March 2020. https://pudding.cool/2020/03/census-history/


    Performances and Appearances

    "Mechanical inspiration for digital design: Lessons from the split-flap board," Information Plus 2018, Potsdam, Germany. https://vimeo.com/306923056


    Research Interests

    animation, interactivity, civic technology, open data


    Current Courses

    Currents
    PSAM 5600, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Major Studio 2
    PGDV 5210, Spring 2022

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