Due to construction in the McLaughlin Library, the location for this event has been changed to MacKinnon 132.
This event takes place in THINC Lab, 2nd Floor, McLaughlin Library.
DH@Guelph and THINC Lab are excited to announce a visit from Deb Verhoeven, Chair and Professor of Media and Communication at Deakin University, and Director of the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) project (http://huni.net.au).
Go Figure: Open Data in a Closing World will explore how the value of making connections and following trails of relationships in humanities research can be materialised in digital environments. Through the prism of practical examples larger questions will be considered: What does it mean to give shape to relationships? Can we recognize the quality of relationships by their shape? And if the answer is yes (or even maybe) then what are the implications of this? For how we understand ourselves? And for how we might redress the uneven patterns of interaction and co-existence that shape our day-to-day lives?
How might data visualisations for example, uncover and bring into sight the structures of domination between people within organisations? Could this approach lead us to understand seemingly intractable inequities as both systemic and individual; political and personal? And further, through being able to “see” the contours of injustice could we use our data to refigure the interactions that shape contemporary cultural practices and our relationship to them? How might our enquiries go beyond describing and analysing and "figuring" things out and become instead a type of engagement that grapples with the urgent imperative for intervention?