The Applied Computer Science Lecture Series features practitioners from a wide range of creative and scientific fields, all of whom incorporate applied computer science and technology at the core of their professional inquiry. Open to the entire Woodbury community, the lectures aim to foster dialogue around the increasing role of technology in society, its application across a diverse range of professional practices, the resulting explosion of creative and expressive modes of production, and the ethical and moral dilemmas that have emerged as technology has evolved.
Rachel Binx is a creative technologist, with a background in data visualization, art history, and interaction design. Her work explores the emotional, cultural, and aesthetic relationships between geo/location data and the physical world. Rachel has created seven small companies to explore these ideas, building co-creation interfaces that transform a user’s data into a custom-made object. Previously, she has worked at Stamen, the New York Times, and NASAJPL. She is currently a full-stack data visualization Engineer at Netflix, building internal tools to assist with content acquisition.