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Christopher Le Dantec

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
Email Address:
ledantec@gatech.edu
Office Location:
TSRB / Digital Media 316-A
Overview

Dr. Christopher Le Dantec is an Associate Professor in the Digital Media Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is focused on the area of digital civics emerging from the intersection of participatory design, digital democracy, and smart cities. He is specifically interested in developing community-based design practices that support new forms of collective action through the production and use of civic data. After earning his Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing in 2011 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he advanced theoretical and practice-based approaches to bridge the digital divide experienced by homeless families in the U.S., he has worked closely with the City of Atlanta and a range of community-based partners to explore new forms of civic participation through community-centered design inquiry. His research has direct impact on how policy makers and citizens work together to address issues of community engagement, social justice, urban transportation and development. In addition to publishing in a range of ACM conferences, he is the Community+Culture forum editor for interactions magazine and the author of Designing Publics (2016, MIT Press).

Interests
Research Fields:
  • Digital Media
  • Science and Technology Studies
Geographic
Focuses:
  • United States
  • United States - Georgia
Issues:
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Governance
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Movements
  • Surveillance
  • Transportation
  • Usability
Courses
  • LCC-2700: Intr-Computational Media
  • LCC-3705: Prin-Information Design
  • LCC-3710: Prin-Interaction Design
  • LCC-6314: Design Networked Media
  • LCC-6650: Project Studio
  • LMC-3705: Prin Information Design
  • LMC-3710: Prin Interaction Design
  • LMC-6314: Design of Networked Medi
  • LMC-6399: Discovery & Invention
  • LMC-6650: Project Studio
  • LMC-8801: Special Topics