Joey Lee explores geographies mediated through data and computation.

Designer & Researcher.


Based in Brooklyn, NY

Working as an interaction designer, creative technologist, and educator.


New York University | Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

School of Visual Arts | Design for Social Innovation

Thinking about

Generative design & geography, machine learning, data collection systems, climate change, urban climates, open source & access, visualization, algorithmic ethics, critical mapping, & education.

Animated Vancouver 3-1-1 calls

Animated 311 phone calls for Vancouver's service calls

In the fall of 2015, I was helping teach a class at UBC around web mapping and data processing for geographers. One of the workshops was around web mapping with Cartodb, now Carto. The result of the workshop was a visualization of 1-month of 3-1-1 maintenance phone calls in the City of Vancouver. The visualization uses Carto’s Torque.js, a powerful animation library for visualizing timeseries data on the web.

See the workshop here:

And the animated map here: