Episode 7: Tracking the Invisible Infrastructure of Cities

Every day we see the buildings and roads and people that make up our city. But just beneath the surface is another realm which is just as important: the pathways and systems that take away our trash, recycle our devices and keep our modern life functioning. If we could trace those systems, what would we find, and what would it tell us about our society? In Episode 7, we’re joined in this episode by Dietmar Offenhuber, who has a provocative new book out entitled Waste Is Information. Dietmar is also an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the departments of Art + Design and Public Policy and leads the Information Design and Visualization graduate program.


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