Faculty-Staff Digest - (11/17/2013  @ 6:58 PM)

(Data) Visualizing the Lesbian-Queer History of New York City, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 4:30pm (Martha Janeway)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Jen Jack Gieseking (Digital and Computational Studies)

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 U.S., Prof. Gieseking will show how data visualizations provide more complex renderings of women's histories than previously imagined.

- Open to the public -