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Crafting Data Visualization Online

In January 2022, DH Librarian Claudia Berger launched her Embodied Data project, where she documented turning the data she collected on the use of color in Bellum Civile into quilts. "By making data physical," she states, "... these types of projects are literally making abstract concepts tangible, and thus allows views (or users or whatever other term you gravitate towards) to connect to the ideas in a deeper way." There are other projects focused on the making physical representation of data, including the many temperature scarfs/blankets highlighting climate change, Kristin Briney's COVID data weaving/knitting project, and Alice Thudt's Life in Clay project.

This workshop will explore the various applications of data visualization to the creation of physical objects. We'll explore ideas such as relationship building with data sets, the use of crafts dismissed for various reasons (too feminine/childish/unpredictable/etc), and more. 

The latter part of the workshop will be a chance for participants to learn crafts and data viz practices. Get ready to learn and make things!

Note: This event will be hybrid. In-person will be held at 109 Lockwood Memorial Library. You'll also get a Zoom link when you register if you are joining virtually. 

If you are joining virtually: we plan to hold a virtual crafting session to not leave you out! Please fill out this interest form if you would like to participate so we can plan a date/time.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Natalia Estrada
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Natalia Estrada


Digital Scholarship Librarian

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