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Visualizing Humanities Research (Workshop)

Humanists have long employed forms of graphic expression to represent research findings (e.g. charts, graphs, and trees). As the use of digital tools for computational analysis has increased, humanists have been exploring unique and novel ways to use visualization both to analyze and to present their research. In this workshop, we will:

  • review the different types of visualizations
  • consider the advantages/disadvantages associated with certain types of visualizations
  • examine how scholars have used visualizations in several humanities research projects
  • guide attendees through selecting an appropriate visualization type for their research

The workshop is conducted by Lee-Arng Chang, Data Visualization Specialist, and Leigh Bonds, Digital Humanities Librarian

Who: Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the humanities
When: Thursday, November 30, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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GIS Day 2017 A Success!

Last Wednesday, we hosted GIS Day, an annual worldwide celebration of the power of geospatial data, analysis, and visualization for problem-solving across a broad spectrum of research domains. This is a really enjoyable event (one of my favorites that we host in the Research Commons), and I’m always impressed by the great work that is being done across campus and the wider community of Central Ohio.

This year’s event consisted of a couple of hands-on workshops covering the very basics of ArcGIS Online, a series of lightning talks over lunch showcasing the multidisciplinary applications of GIS (see here for a full list of presentation topics and speaker affiliations), and an exhibits fair highlighting various Libraries’ map collections and GIS resources across campus.

 
Thanks to all those who attended, presented, or participated in the exhibits fair, and a special thanks to the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and OSU’s Enterprise GIS for co-sponsoring the event.

If you’re like me and just can’t get enough GIS, then don’t miss our last GIS workshop of the fall semester:

Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online (Nov. 29, 4pm) – RSVP here.

Introduction to Data Visualization (Workshop)

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn.
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to chose from and reasons for using specific types of visualizations.
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields.
  • Find out what the Ohio State Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

This workshop is a part of Data Analytics Month at Ohio State. 

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all disciplines
When: Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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On the Rails: A Data Visualization Approach to 20th Century Dance Touring (Lecture)

This presentation asks what part transportation infrastructures have played in determining where touring dance artists travel and thus what audiences they are able to reach. In particular, I focus on changes in the US transportation landscape during the first half of the 20th century. I track the decline of train travel as automobiles and airplanes surpassed railroads, and offer some initial thoughts toward the impact these changes would have had on audience access. This presentation represents a digital humanities take on dance studies and crafts a critical mixed-methods approach from such techniques as data analysis and digital mapping in conjunction with archival research to ask the question, how does dance travel?

This lecture is part of the Research Commons Faculty Forum Series. Light refreshments will be served.

About our speaker:

Harmony Bench is Associate Professor in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University. Her research sits at the intersections of dance and performance studies and media and technology studies. Collaborative digital humanities projects with Kate Elswit currently underway use spatial and data analysis to consider transportation infrastructure, support networks, and other mechanisms that enable what we call movement on the move (http://movementonthemove.osu.edu/). Since 2014, she has been co-editor of The International Journal of Screendance with Simon Ellis.

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

When: Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Tableau @ OSU: An Introduction (Workshop)

Come join members of the OSU Tableau Users Group to learn how Tableau is used on campus, and to see how to create a simple visualization using Tableau’s intuitive drag and drop interface. With Tableau you can connect to almost any database to rapidly explore, analyze, and process large volumes of data. You can then create a dashboard to share your data with others. Come see how others on campus use Tableau to combine disparate data without writing code, spot trends, create maps, and more. 

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduates
When: Monday, October 2, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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