Christopher Le Dantec

Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
Email Address:
Office Location:
TSRB / Digital Media 316-A
Office Hours:
By appointment


Personal Pronouns:
He, Him

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).


Research Fields:
  • Digital Media
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • United States
  • United States - Georgia
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Governance
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Movements
  • Surveillance
  • Transportation
  • Usability


  • 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-6320: Globalization and New Me
  • LMC-6399: Discovery & Invention
  • LMC-6650: Project Studio
  • LMC-6800: DM MS Project Course
  • LMC-8801: Special Topics