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Workshop "Deep Exploration with DIVE+: Discover New Research Questions & Create Narratives with Audio-Visual Sources" as part of the CREATE Salon: Digital Search & Storytelling in History, on 9 May 2017, at the Media Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam.
How do searching for audiovisual sources and storytelling interrelate? That is one of the questions that drives the researchers of DIVE+. DIVE+ is an open linked exploratory search browser that facilitates the exploration of diverse archival and museum collections, and allows researchers to investigate how different media objects, events, people and concepts can be compared, connected, and contextualized.
But how do humanities researchers create narratives, and develop research questions when they use the possibilities offered by linked data? Based on previous research into the search and storytelling practices of media professionals who use digital audio-visual archives, this presentation’s starting point is the notion that searching for audio-visual material (the search technologies used) changes the stories one can tell.
In this presentation and subsequent discussion, we focus on exploring, together with the audience, how DIVE+ allows exploration and narrative creation, in order to not only better understand the research process of humanities researchers, but also provide recommendations to further develop DIVE+. We will take a hands-on approach, and use a number of tasks, to explore DIVE+.
Sabrina Sauer works as an assistant professor in Media Studies at the RUG, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the UvA. Her research focuses on the interrelatedness of exploratory search, audiovisual narrative creation, and serendipity.
Berber Hagedoorn is Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Groningen, specialized in screen culture, storytelling data, and working with (digital) audiovisual materials. In her research, she studies meaning making and interaction between media platforms, users and digital tools, using methods from digital humanities, data science, textual analysis, production studies and user studies.
Minyi Cheng is an MSc Human Centered Multimedia student at the UvA. Her research focuses on the User Interface/User Interaction Design of DIVE+.
Justin Verhulst is a Human Centered Multimedia student at the UvA. His research focuses on the exploratory search and narrative creation practices of media professionals with regard to DIVE+.