UF’s Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) will meet on Sept. 25, 12-1:30pm in Pugh 210. Details below on the meeting are from the event listing from the Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere.
The DHWG is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines. The DHWG email list is open to all: digital-humanities-L@lists.ufl.edu (and list archives). Please use this link to join the list.
Digital Humanities Working Group: Why Visualize? A Showcase of UF Projects
25 September 2013, 12:00-1:30 pm, Pugh Hall, 210
This fall 2013, the DHWG meetings will focus on Looking at the Humanities; Information and Visualization. Visual representations of knowledge are usually thought to re-state concepts that are already known, or to repeat ideas that can in principle exist outside their visual representations. But is this true? To what extent do diagrams, graphs, and images produce new knowledge? Visual representations do not repeat ideas, and leverage spatial metaphors which introduce new knowledge by way of these metaphors (e.g., flow, position in space). The first meeting will open into these discussions from sharing UF projects in the Digital Humanities Project Showcase. The Project Showcase is an opportunity to share about your own projects, learn about projects by others, and make collaborative connections regarding the projects, visualization concepts and applications, and new opportunities that build upon and grow with the existing abundant work at UF.
- Check the new UF DH Project Showcase webpage
- Let us know if your project isn’t listed so we can add it (and on updates/errors; this is a work in progress!)
Read up on Visualization from Stanford University’s Tooling Up for DH project page, which gives an overview with some theoretical grounding and practical information for creating visualizations. The online version is dynamic with links to examples and resources, and a printable version is available here.
For a more in-depth discussion of visualization, see Ben Fry’s (2008) Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Media.
- Let us know if you’d like to share your visualization project on Sept. 25. This will be informal and short (~5 minutes) to share information and spark new conversations
- Bring a favorite visualization from anywhere to share as conversation starters and potential collaboration openers
The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines. The Fall 2013 working groups will focus on Looking at the Humanities; Information and Visualization. We will discuss the various ways in which forms of data and research in the humanities are visualized, the theory behind visualization, and tools for expanding our own visualization practices.
For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF, see our Digital Humanities grants and resources page.