Visualizing Interpretation – Workshop & Conversations with Johanna Drucker, April 23 – 28, 2012
Work with Johanna Drucker, Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA and internationally renowned book artist on new visualization techniques and innovative visual interfaces for complex humanities data. This weeklong workshop – intended for humanists, designers, visual artists, software developers – will cover general themes of visualizing interpretation, interpretative visualization methods, and discuss topics such as maps and timelines for both analysis and navigation, large scale corpora, data granularity and scale issues.
Participants will work in small teams and develop storyboard prototypes for the user experience, create technical specifications that analyze the problem, and suggest an approach to back-end development. Limited to 30 participants. Sorry, the workshop sessions are full, registration is no longer possible.
Monday, April 23: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Intro & Session 1: Legible argument: threaded conversation, documents, and screen space
Tuesday, April 24: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Session 2: Visual interfaces: maps and timelines
Wednesday, April 25: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Session 3: Large scale corpora: data granularity and scale issues
Thursday, April 26: 1:30 pm to 3:30
Session 4: Integrated Visual Interfaces
Friday, April 27: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Session 5: Summary and New Challenges
Saturday, April 28: 12:00pm to 3:00 pm
Session 6: Public Presentations of Workshop Results
In addition, Johanna Drucker will offer three informal “humanities + digital conversations”:
Monday, April 23: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, room E51-095
Humanities methods: digital challenges
Wednesday, April 25: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (brown bag), room E51-095
Visual Narratives (co-sponsored with OpenDocLab)
Friday, April 27: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (brown bag)
Rethinking Humanities Education
(Sorry, session is full)
The “humanities + digital conversations” are free and open to the public..
On Thursday, April 26, 5:00 pm, room 2-105, 4-Johanna Drucker will speak about “Designing Digital Humanities” at the CMS Colloquium. Free and open to the public, no registration necessary. More information: http://cms.mit.edu/events/talks.php#042612
Johanna Drucker is the inaugural Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. In addition, she has a reputation as a book artist, and her limited edition works are in special collections and libraries worldwide. Her most recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008, 2nd edition late 2012). She is currently working on a database memoire, ALL, the online Museum of Writing in collaboration with University College London and King’s College, and a letterpress project titled Stochastic Poetics. A collaboratively written work, Digital Humanities, with Jeffrey Schapp, Todd Presner, Peter Lunenfeld, and Anne Burdick is forthcoming from MIT Press.