About the Data Stacks


Data Stacks is a modular exhibition space for student work around data visualization concerning environmental themes. The project was initiated and directed by Art, Media and Design professor Lucy HG Solomon, sustainability manager Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, library associate dean Char Booth, CSUSM facilities manager Bryan Fisher along with Randall Hegner and a cohort of passionate media design students of DaTA Lab (Laboratory for Data and Transdisciplinary Art).

Pictured: Data Stacks team (from Left to Right) with Char Booth, Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Lucy HG Solomon, Caleb Rabadan, Victoria Rios, Randall Hegner, Kodie Gerritsen

The Data Stacks structure was designed across several semesters, with Lucy HG Solomon’s students in DaTA Lab creating concepts and crafting models for the structure. DaTA Lab artists Kodie Gerritsen and Calab Rabadan worked steadily on the project, and CSUSM carpenter Randall Hegner materialized the structure, building the stacks in an iterative process that included student designs. Data Stacks is supported by a CSU Campus As a Living Lab grant.

Faculty and administrative contributors
Lucy HG Solomon, Department of Art, Media and Design
Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Office of Sustainability
Char Booth, Library Associate Dean
Bryan Fisher, Facilities Project Supervisor
Randall Hegner, Principle Carpenter

Pictured: Lucy HG Solomon, Installation

DaTA Lab designers
Project direction:
Lucy HG Solomon

Concept drawings, physical modeling and installation: Kodie Gerritsen

Branding, 3D modeling and build-out Liaison: Caleb Rabadan

Digital management, graphic design and web development:
Jinxiu Han, Zhiwei Li

Physical Interaction development:
Kodie Gerritsen, Victoria Rios

Early curatorial and concept planning:
Steven Azevedo, Jennifer Funderberg, Jake Northington


Concept drawing and physical model for The Data Stacks by Kodie Gerritsen; 3D model by Caleb Rabadan (DaTA Lab)