Luisa Beck

Luisa grew up in Germany and California. During and after her undergraduate years at UC Berkeley, she studied and worked in Chennai, Goettingen, Munich, Duesseldorf and New York. She’s most recently made her home in Somerville and is excited to explore questions surrounding youths’ use and interpretation of media, online collaborations, e-learning, civic engagement and the creative and infinite ways of using sound, visuals, words and data to teach and tell stories. She’s most interested in the kinds of stories that often get left by the wayside: the ones that test our experiences and assumptions about technology, cultures and human motivations. When she’s not at the Youth and Media Lab, you can find her making audio documentaries, asking Python questions on Stackoverflow or scoping out community art and civic engagement projects.