$400 – $600
Dream Lab 2022 | Advocating for Community: Data Collection & Visualization

Dream Lab 2022 | Advocating for Community: Data Collection & Visualization

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$400 – $600

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University of Pennsylvania

255 South 36th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Connect with other humanists while becoming a more confident and thoughtful user, creator, and critic of digital technology.

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About Dream Lab 2022:

Hosted at the University of Pennsylvania, Dream Lab is designed to help humanists become more confident and thoughtful users, creators, and critics of digital technology.

There will be 8 courses to choose from, each of which combines technical instruction with practical application. Please visit this link to view the detailed course list!

Dream Lab is open to everyone but has been designed with aspiring and teaching faculty, aspiring research librarians and aspiring archivists in mind. Register now, and we'll see you on June 13-16, 2022!

Course Description:

Data has the capacity to illustrate the lived experiences in and of communities, transforming anecdotal evidence into actionable knowledge. This introduction to advocating with community data will introduce to you the fundamentals of community data collection, organization, and visualizing. Participants will compile and generate a dataset, and build a website that models how one might access, analyze, map and use data to inform decision-making. In addition, participants will discuss advocacy, community engagement, and crowdsourcing towards developing techniques for equitable partnerships with community partners. This workshop will involve hands-on experience with spreadsheets, Jekyll, and Leaflet.

Instructors:

Jennifer Garcon, Ph.D. is the Librarian for Modern and Contemporary Special Collections at Princeton University Library. She leads post-custodial archival projects that leverage library resources toward the preservation and conservation of community-held cultural heritage assets. She’s on the organizing board of Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia, and has provided digital scholarship support for the MOVE Activist Archive Project, Re/Member Black Philadelphia, and School Protest in Africa Project.

Cassandra Hradil is the Digital Humanities Specialist at Penn Libraries, and serves as a liaison between the Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities. She manages and supports digital projects across a wide range of media, with a focus on web development and mapping technologies. She is also a designer and developer at the Immersive Realities Lab for the Humanities.

Emily Esten is the Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities at Penn Libraries. She is responsible for developing and maintaining projects for the Judaica DH program, promoting Penn's Judaica collections as an open, accessible resource for communities to activate in research, teaching, learning, and creative endeavors.

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Participants in Dream Lab 2022 are responsible for finding their own accommodations. On-campus housing is available for $55 per night/per person + 15.5% occupancy tax + $10 application fee. If you do not have a Penn Card, you will need to purchase a temp card for $27. To sign up for on-campus housing, follow THIS LINK.

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University of Pennsylvania

255 South 36th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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