digSIG: Visualize This – An Introduction to GIS
The Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group looks forward to its last meeting of the semester, which will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, Rm 4041. We’ll be hosting Justin Joque, Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian at U-M, for a workshop and discussion about GIS (geographic information system) and data visualization tools and what we can learn (or unlearn) from the use of new techniques for mapping data.
This will be part skill-building exercise and part critical discussion about uses of data and visualization in the humanities & social sciences. As one example, Justin will explore how U.S. Census data can be used as the basis for provocative interrogations into social categorization and critical race studies. Hope to see you there!