• Making sense of data through design

    The Center for Data Arts is a research laboratory and design studio within The New School. The center undertakes projects for governmental and private entities that expand the boundaries of data representation, pioneering radical new techniques for transforming complex information into meaningful narrative experiences.

    Our residencies and work-study programs support students, scholars, scientists, and artists concerned with data and its rapidly evolving role in society, while our public programs, workshops, and quarterly journal bring these topics to a wider audience.

    A new name, a new mission

    Before May 2016, the Center for Data Arts was known as the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM). Our new name reflects the evolution of the center's commitment and priorities under its new director, Ben Rubin, who joined The New School in 2016. 

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