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"Shame on You!" won "Best Animation" at the Chicago Indie Film Awards
April 15, 2024

Jeffrey Himpele's film, Shame on You! won another award for "Best Animation" at the Chicago Indie Film Awards. Shame On You! was produced, directed, and edited by Jeffrey Himpele, Lecturer and Director of the…

Latest VizE Lab film "Shame On You!" produced and directed by Jeffrey Himpele picks up awards
Oct. 26, 2023

Since being launched into the film festival world in September, Shame On You! has begun to garner international awards. The film has won “Exceptional Merit” at the Documentaries Without Borders International Film Festival, placed as “Finalist” in the Washington DC International Film Festival, and is an Official Selection at the Spark…

Student Loan Debt Visualization
Feb. 28, 2023

Anthropology’s VizE Lab created this visualization based on an original by W.E.B. Dubois. It charts the cancellation of student loan debt that is in debate in the Supreme Court today and shows how cancellation would narrow racial debt inequalities between Blacks and whites. The chart is one of ten Duboisian charts produced in the…

Jeffrey Himpele receives CDH research grant
June 14, 2022

Congratulations to Jeffrey Himpele, Director of VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization, recipient of a research partnership grant from The Center for Digital Humanities. Himpele will collaborate with CDH staff on his project, "Visualizing Lenapehoking History…

New art exhibition documents the struggles of debtors in America
Nov. 10, 2021

The “Debt Collectors Series” art exhibition, at Stokes Library, tells the story of the debt industry and the lives it has impacted. The key partner in this work is the VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization.

Conceptualized by Frederick F. Wherry *00 *04, the Townsend Martin, Class of…

VizE Lab and the Dignity + Debt collaboration
Sept. 10, 2021

Matt Walker of spoke to Fred Wherry of Dignity + Debt about the mission of the Dignity + Debt Network and the strength of having partners at Princeton. Dignity and Debt is an initiative…

"The Torture Letters" in Atlanta Film Festival
April 20, 2021

The film, The Torture Letters, produced and directed by Laurence Ralph, has become an official selection for another film festival, the Atlanta Film Festival. The festival will be hosted virtually, drive in, and in person from April 22- May 2.

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy…

New Data Visualizations on West Philadelphia
April 5, 2021

These new pages of data visualizations and maps chart the conditions of built homes and neighborhoods as well as and the social structures that organized domestic life during second half of the 20th Century.



Visualization Contest Winners Announced!
Dec. 11, 2020
Can Visualizations Help Solve the Student Debt Crisis?

Visualizations can render complex data and experience meaningful. Furthermore, they are able to reveal what might be either changed or strengthened through policy and individual action. For instance, our

"The Torture Letters" in Circulation
Dec. 1, 2020

Traveling the film festival circuit, The Torture Letters picked up the "Best In Show" award at the Sparks Animated Film Festival. This award qualifies The Torture Letters to be submitted to the Academy Awards.