Event Details

  • Pixelating: A Digital Humanities Mixer - Using Gephi in the Digital Humanities: An Environmental Scan of DH
  • Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at 12:00PM - 2:00PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Pixelating
      Digital Humanities
      Research Commons Workshops
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
  • Location: Room 153
  •  Koerner Building-Staff Board RoomsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: Gephi is an open-source network analysis and visualization software used in a number of research studies. In using data to intuitively reveal patterns and trends, highlight outliers and tells stories with their data, Gephi has been used for projects such as visualizing the global connectivity of New York Times content and in examining Twitter network traffic during social unrest. More recently, Gephi has been used within the digital humanities (in history, literature, political sciences, among many subjects) resulting in new research findings that were not previously possible using only analog methods and print materials. Join us as iSchool graduate student Emily Hector offers a demonstration of using Gephi in analyzing UBC’s own network of DH scholars, followed by a hands-on activity that you can use for your own research and exploration.

    The Pixelating Mixer is an opportunity for DH scholars across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research.

    We provide soft chairs, tables, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring your laptops, DH projects, and ideas.

  • Facilitator(s): Susan Atkey, Larissa Ringham, Allan Cho

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