Digital humanists and data journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication — including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, databases and data wrangling. In addition to the scheduled content, there will be opportunities for casual conversation and networking.
University of Miami
Newman Alumni Center,
6200 San Amaro Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146
September 14-16, 2017
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Thursday, September 14
Every day we make decisions about data. What questions are interesting enough to ask? Where should we look for our data? How should we collect it, or how much should we trust the people who already have? How should we display it, and what’s the best way to make sure everyone understands what we’re trying to say? Each of these decisions presents a place for our blind spots and assumptions to influence our work. Let’s explore some common pitfalls and what we can do about it.
Friday, September 15
When we think of physical libraries, we often think of its systems of organization: the catalog with standardized metadata, the call numbers that enable you to find a particular book among countless volumes. But libraries are also places of serendipity: you might encounter a book you never intended to read, merely because it entered your peripheral vision while scanning a shelf for the book you were actually looking for. In an age of pinpoint keyword searches and vast research databases, how can we engineer for serendipity, to spark new interests and new discoveries?
Saturday, September 16, 9:00-12:00PM
COST OF REGISTRATION IS $99. SPACE IS LIMITED
Airport: Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest airport by far. Flights may also be available into the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport but will be a much farther taxi / uber / lyft ride.
Transportation: There is a Metrorail station at MIA, so if you stay at a hotel near a Metrorail station (Brickell, Coconut Grove, University, or Dadeland) it's possible to use public transportation to get your hotel.
The University of Miami is on also on a Metrorail station - the University Metro Station. It takes 20 minutes (give or take) to walk from the University Metrorail Station to the Newman Alumni Center.
It is also easy to use Uber or Lyft to get around Miami; taxis are usually available at hotels, but you should not count on being able to flag one down on the street.
Hotels: There are a large number of hotels in the surrounding area that have negotiated rates with the University of Miami and are a Metrorail/taxi/uber/lyft ride away. You can find the full list of hotels with negotiated rates here.
It's also possible to find AirBnB's in the Coral Gables/Coconut Grove area (though note that these are technically illegal in Miami).
Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions about logistics!