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Visualization as a Digital Humanities ______ ?

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Presentation for HASTAC 2013, Toronto.

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Visualization as a Digital Humanities ______ ?

  1. 1. VISUALIZATIONas a Digital Humanities ?Tara ZepelUniversity of California, San Diegotarazee@gmail.comhttp://hastac.org/forums/visualization-across-disciplines
  2. 2. What is visualizationin the digital humanities?
  3. 3. a tool … ?a research lens … ?a medium … ?a ______ … ?What is visualizationin the digital humanities?
  4. 4. visualization“The use of computer-supported, interactive,visual representations of abstract data toamplify cognition.” (Card et al., 1999)“…the graphical display of abstractinformation for two purposes: sense-making(also called data analysis) andcommunication.” (Stephen Few)
  5. 5. visualization1. digital2. “make sense” of data
  6. 6. Visualization is a ?digital tool
  7. 7. John Burrows, 17thand 18thc. verse
  8. 8. Mapping the Republic of Letters
  9. 9. Visualization ToolkitsQuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.http://datavisualization.ch/
  10. 10. DH Research ToolsQuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.QuickTime™ and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.
  11. 11.  extend our conceptual scope and reach create / discover new knowledgevisualization
  12. 12. Visualization is ?thinking
  13. 13. “No thought processes seemto exist that cannot be foundto operate, at least inprinciple, in perception. Visualperception is visual thinking.”“…perceiving and thinking areindivisibly intertwined.”
  14. 14. Visualization is ?process
  15. 15. Lattice Uncertainty Visualization
  16. 16. What is visualizationin the digital humanities?tarazee@gmail.com http://hastac.org/forums/visualization-across-disciplines

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