Dietmar Offenhuber is Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the departments of Art + Design and Public Policy. His research focuses on the role of visualization and representation in urban governance and civic discourse; he has recently published three books on this subject. Dietmar led a number of research projects on infrastructure legibility and waste systems. He holds degrees from the Technical University Vienna and the MIT Media Lab and is is PhD Candidate at the MIT Senseable City Lab. Previously, he was key researcher at the Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and the ars electronica futurelab and Professor for Visualization at the Art University Linz, Austria. His artistic work has been exhibited internationally, in venues including the Sundance Film Festival, ZKM Karlsruhe, Secession Vienna, the Seoul International Media Art Biennale, and the Centre Georges Pompidou. He has won several awards including the NSF Visualization Challenge, the Paper of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association, the Jury Award at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, the Art Directors Club Silver Award and received Honorary Mentions from Ars Electronica and Transmediale Berlin.