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Peter Polack

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Peter Polack is a designer and PhD candidate in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His work and research address how technical systems are designed to inform our perception, and the role of art-making in illustrating what technology makes perceptible. This focus is informed by his background in game design and data visualization, and by his work with grassroots organizations to analyze the social impacts of algorithmic systems used in law enforcement. He specializes in designing visual conventions to explain technical concepts, and has developed visualizations for practical applications in genomics, cybersecurity, behavioral modeling, and temporal modeling. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Computational Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology.