Andrew Torget’s February talk, “The Promise and Perils of Doing History in a Digital Age” is now up on iTunes U (listed as part of the Summersell Center talks):
If you were unable to attend this talk, this is a terrific resource for people interested in new DH projects as well as an overview of the field and its history.
Additional information here: http://geography.ua.edu/news/post.php?p=163
GIST Awareness Day (Printable PDF)
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Geography are sponsoring a poster contest open to all University of Alabama undergraduate and graduate student users of Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and other Geospatial Technologies.
Posters will be displayed and competition winners will be announced on Thursday, November 15, 2012, in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. The poster competition is part of a larger event sponsored by the University Libraries’ and the College of Arts and Sciences’ to highlight the widespread applications of geospatial sciences and technologies.
Undergraduate and graduate submissions will be judged separately, and the winners in each category will receive CASH PRIZES in the amount of the following:
1st place: $250
2nd place: $150
3rd place: $50
On September 5, I gave my “Quick Tools for Data Visualization” workshop as part of our workshop series. I wanted to share resources from that workshop. Due to various constraints, we are unable to provide workshops through video, web event, etc. at this point, but I can share the fairly detailed document I distributed. In the workshop, we talked about why people use data visualization as both part of and a primary methodology in research and teaching projects, and looked at three tools (very quickly): Voyant Tools, Google Fusion Tables, and Viewshare.
Here’s my data visualization workshop handout for anyone who missed the workshop and is interested in reading more. We hope to put up similar documents for use from future workshops.