Lauren Klein is a scholar, teacher, and (also) a hacker mama who focuses on data visualization, digital humanities, and media studies (among other areas). She has designed platforms for visualizing the contents of historical newspapers, recreated forgotten visualization schemes with fabric and addressable LEDs, and, with her students, cooked meals from historical recipes– and then visualized the results. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the New York Public Library, as well as grants from the NEH and the Mellon Foundation. With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities, a hybrid print/digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. Klein is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, where she also runs the Digital Humanities Lab.

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