Using Omeka: Strategies and PossibilitiesOctober 25, 2019
Assistant Research Professor Zachary Riebeling examines the basics of planning an Omeka archive website. Using the Exhibition Plug-in from the Rosenzweig Center for New Media at George Mason University, Riebeling explores how to create a self-reflexive and internally-differentiated digital exhibit.
The plug-in represents a creative means to bypass the restrictions Omeka places on items and collections, allowing for layered and intersecting exhibit levels. This presentation is especially designed for scholars new to Omeka.
Digital Community Engagement with Washington Park, IllinoisNovember 15, 2019
Sociology and Environmental Science graduate students are working with Ms. Derissa Davis, an elementary teacher in the Village of Washington Park, to help materialize her vision of a community garden. Members of The Tiny Children’s Garden Team present a synopsis of their use of digital tools to practice applied sociology and to amplify the voices and desires of their collaboration partner and her community. The team provides an overview of the digital pieces and outline their role in the collaboration, including how they contribute to shifting the dominant deficit-based narrative of the community to one that highlights the community’s rich cultural capital.
Creating Data Visualizations with TableauFebruary 15, 2019
In this workshop, IRIS Center Technician Ben Ostermeier demonstrates how to use Tableau Public to create interactive data visualizations. He shows a variety of examples of the different ways you can present information using Tableau. Ostermeier also leads an exercise on creating your own data visualizations using Tableau Public.
You can download and install Tableau Public for free at this link: public.tableau.com. No previous data visualization experience is necessary.
- Download Tableau Public
- Madison County Community History Data
- Sample Likert Scale Revised Data