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EP #128 - 9.16.2020 - Visualizing Disaster with Alex Wellerstein

September 16, 2020

Today I discuss data visualization, COVID-19, and risk communication with Alex Wellerstein.

Alex Wellerstein is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Science and Technology Studies Program at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He has a PhD in the History of Science, and his research interests are primarily in the history of nuclear technology. His book, Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States, will be available from the University of Chicago Press in early 2021. He is the creator of the NUKEMAP online nuclear weapons simulator, and taught courses on data visualization for social purposes for many years. He is also a co-PI for the Reinventing Civil Defense Project,
sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which is tasked with developing a holistic approach to nuclear threat
communication.

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