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December 2016

The Tinkering Humanist-Timemapper – 12/8/16

December 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
LIB 1015 A

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 will allow you to assign your students new explorations into the humanities and social sciences.

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February 2017

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

February 16 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Minnesota Room, Iowa Memorial Union (Rm 347)

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 individuals. This creates a situation of data-haves and have-nots. But there are emerging technocultural practices that combine participation, creativity, and context to connect data to everyday life. These…

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

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
474 Van Allen Hall (TILE classroom)

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 do artists and humanists do with data? – Data visualization: How to critique an infographic. – Data sourcing: The winding path to the numbers you…

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April 2017

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

April 21 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 am
Grinnell College-JRC 101 (Joe Rosenfield Center),
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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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, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities (DH). She is a monthly sustainer…

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May 2017

Digital Bridges Summer Institute – 5/30/17

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - June 3 @ 10:00 pm

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 their work in creative, compelling videos. The organization has long been especially committed to documenting issues related to equity and social justice. To describe StoryCenter’s…

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