Christian Swinehart

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Visiting Assistant Professor UG Communications Design 718.636.3594 p Brooklyn Campus, Steuben Hall 4

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21/SP-CDGD-414-01 Data Visualization

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MFA | Graphic Design (RISD, 2008)
Ph.D. | Computational Neuroscience (Brandeis University, 2005)
BS | Cognitive Science (Dickinson College, 1998)


Christian Swinehart is a graphic designer, software developer, and data artist. His practice focuses on interaction and user interface design with a specialty in data visualization. He is the founder and principal of Samizdat Drafting Co. and is an active participant in the open-source world as the author of the PlotDevice and Arbor.js visualization tools.

Christian's work is informed by a background in biology and computational modeling. His projects frequently employ simulation and numerical analysis as a means to communicate the structure within complex systems.