I am a Learning Design Specialist with the Learning Design and Digital Media Services group at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts.

The name of this blog, Kernel Panic, is taken from the lore of the Unix computer operating system:

“A kernel panic is a safety measure taken by an operating system’s kernel upon detecting an internal fatal error in which either it is unable to safely recover or continuing to run the system would have a higher risk of major data loss. [Wikipedia].”

Kernel Panic will provide information and resources on the topics of data visualization, mapping, and analysis (subjects in the realm of data science). Areas of concentration include, but are not limited to, computer graphics, statistics, geographic information systems (GIS), computer programming, research and writing tools, and web technology. Individual blog posts are organized by category. Recent posts are displayed on the Home page, and the entire blog can be searched using the Search box.

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Richard A. Lent, Ph.D.