Violet Whitney

Violet Whitney '17 M.Arch is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Design, at Sidewalk Labs. She is a founding member of A-Frame, an activist organization that advocates for collaborative and equitable approaches to architectural practice. Her research focuses on how technology influences design process and urban experience. Her recent work analyzes the ways by which recommendation systems are algorithmically segregating cities and generating spatialized filter bubbles and the potential for data-driven techniques like location awareness and natural language processing to reveal unseen patterns in everyday social media, video, and images.

Her seminar, Data Mining the City, examines those apps that surreptitiously alter our perceptions of space with the aim of enabling designers to harness data analysis and computational processes for more responsible design of the built environment.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4024‑1 Spring 2018
Architectural Drawing + Representation II
Dan Taeyoung, Danil Nagy, Violet Whitney, Lydia Xynogala Required for Visual Studies 1st Year
113 Avery
TU 10 AM - 12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
A4834 Fall 2017
Datamining the City I
Violet Whitney Visual Studies
200 Buell
W 7PM - 9PM
Session A
1.5 Points
A4836 Fall 2017
Datamining the City II
Violet Whitney Visual Studies
200 Buell
W 7 PM - 9 PM
1.5 Points