Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 132. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-07-10 13:08:23+00:00 From: Henry Schaffer
Subject: "data, charts and maps for communication" What does that have to do with the digital humanities/DH? I'll come to that. I went to a lecture/presentation by alberto cairo on that topic and ended up buying his book "the truthful art" on graphical communication. The Subject: above is the books' subtitle. I've been reading it for some time as it is very concentrated and even a few pages gives me a lot to think about. But as I went through, its focus was on presenting data and statistical analyses in more visual way so the viewer got a better appreciation of the meaning than would come from restricting the view to tables of numbers. The focus on statistics was very evident and even led to a couple of chapters on statistics which could be part of a statistics course. I could argue that a DH practitioner should have all of those tools honed and ready, but those tools aren't "DH". And then I dug into Chapter 12, the concluding chapter, "On Creativity and Innovation." Here are the sub-sections: The Popularizers News Applications Those Enchanting Europeans Making Science Visual Culture Data The Artistic Fringes Still digital emphasis, but especially in the last two (which are too short!) I felt the merging of culture, art and quantitative visual presentation - surely I was swimming in the sea of DH and it was warm and invigorating - but then I finished the book. Nothing left to do but try to share it with you - and it would be wonderful to hear your reactions. --henry schaffer _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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