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(Data)Visualizing the Lesbian-Queer History of New York City

  • 11/20/2013 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

(Data)Visualizing the Lesbian-Queer History of New York City

Jen Jack Gieseking (Digital & Computational Studies Initiative)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people have long been denied the ability to define and create their own histories. While much work on LGBTQ people draws upon qualitative work to tell the stories of this oppressed group, the turn in big data and data visualization affords ways of bringing together these people's experiences in new and exciting ways. 

Drawing upon the largest archive of LGBTQ organizing in the US, Prof. Gieseking will show how data visualizations provide more complex renderings of women's histories than previously imagined.