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Digital Bridges Summer Institute – 5/30/17

The Power of Digital Storytelling: Lights, Camera, Image, Sound, and Scripts This year, Digital Bridges is partnering with StoryCenter for a workshop on multimedia storytelling. The Institute will be held May 30-June 3, 2017 on the University of Iowa campus.  StoryCenter has an impressive history of helping faculty members, nonprofit organizations, and community partners capture […]

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#robinhoodfail: The Ethics of Public Scholarship and the Digital Liberal Arts- 4/20/17

Dr. Moya Bailey is an assistant professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on Black women’s use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, […]

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Catherine D’Ignazio’s Workshop: Creative Data Storytelling 101 – 2/17/17

Looking for creative ways to present data, empower communities, and make your case? Data storytelling connects numbers and analysis to people in evocative, meaningful ways. In this four-hour workshop you will learn the basics of data analysis and visualization using a range of methods and engaging in creative, hands-on activities. These include: – Creative examples: What […]

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Catherine D’Ignazio: Playful Data, Empowered Publics – 2/16/17

Communities are swimming in data–demographic data, participation data, government data, social media data–but very few understand what to do with it. Though governments and foundations are creating open data portals and corporations are creating APIs, these rarely focus on use, usability, building community or creating impact. So although there is an explosion of data, there is a significant lag in data literacy at the scale of communities and […]

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4CAST 2017: Our Lives Online-1/12/17

4CAST ’17 will highlight teaching and learning issues related to Big Data, social media, and new technologies—topics set forth by the Office of Outreach and Engagement (Provost’s Office) for our campus-wide Theme Semester, “Our Lives Online.” Come help us celebrate ten years of this popular event. Talks by invited guest speakers will be followed by […]

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The Tinkering Humanist-Timemapper – 12/8/16

Timelines are important components of humanities education and research. Whether charting the transmission of knowledge or the march of history, timelines allow us to visualize vast periods of time into easy-to-read infographics. With this workshop, we will create our own timeline visualizations using Timemapper, a free and accessible timeline software. The skills you learn here […]

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4CAST 2017: Our Lives Online

4CAST ’17 will highlight teaching and learning issues related to Big Data, social media, and new technologies—topics set forth by the Office of Outreach and Engagement (Provost’s Office) for our campus-wide Theme Semester, “Our Lives Online.” Come help us celebrate ten years of this popular event. Talks by invited guest speakers will be followed by […]

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The Tinkering Humanist-Mapping Time with Timemapper

Mapping Time with Timemapper Timelines are important components of humanities education and research. Whether charting the transmission of knowledge or the march of history, timelines allow us to visualize vast periods of time into easy-to-read infographics. With this workshop, we will create our own timeline visualizations using Timemapper, a free and accessible timeline software. The […]

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The Tinkering Humanist–Digital Archiving with Omeka

Have you ever wanted to incorporate archival research into your classroom? With Omeka’s free archiving platform, you can assign students to upload content and create their own archive. This easy-to-use platform offers exciting possibilities for your lesson plans, allowing students to explore original material using the Dublin Core metadata standards used by libraries and museums […]

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