Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Judith Donath, head of the Lab's Sociable Media group, explores the social side of computing,
building innovative interfaces for the online communities, virtual identities, and computer-
mediated collaborations that have emerged with the convergence of computing and communication.
She is the creator of numerous projects that address the problem of design for social interaction,
such as Visual Who (a visualization of activity and affiliations in a virtual community), Chat
Circles, and Loom2 (a visualization tool for Usenet groups). She received a PhD and an MS in
media arts and sciences from MIT and a BA in history from Yale University. Donath has worked
professionally as a designer and builder of educational software and experimental media.
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