Humanizing Technology brings together the Humanities and Social Sciences with STEM disciplines. The Humanities and Social Sciences improve our understanding of how people and societies humanize and engage with the natural world and technology. STEM disciplines help us understand the natural and constructed world around us. Researching and teaching (at) this intersection provides new insights and tools to understand how human need shapes and improves technology and how the natural and constructed world impacts the human.
The Humanizing Technology project is structured into clusters to promote international, cross-disciplinary, and cross-institutional collaboration and research.
The Visualizing Science and Technology Across Cultures (VISTAC) research synergy cluster (previously, Visualizing STEM Research Synergy Cluster) aims to advance knowledge of visualization of science and technology across cultures, globally. The cluster promotes the development of a transnational, cross-disciplinary network of researchers, faculty, students, institutions, and practitioners interested in developing and refining research in diverse areas of science and technology visualization across cultures.
The VISTAC cluster currently catalyzes three research projects: Science and Technology Visuals in Action, Science and Technology Visuals in Translation, and Data Visualization Map. More…