Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Rewiring Consent Series: Graphs, a Workshop

Bar charts and scatterplots are a feature of administrative reports and journalistic reporting. Often they are gorgeous to look at. But to what degree are they legible? How well do we put them to humanist or aesthetic use? In this workshop, recent Cleary records of campus assault will be juxtaposed with campus climate information extracted from IU’s Twitter stream. On the one hand, our mission will be to consider what counts as correlative or causal information as we take raw data and turn it into history or use it for risk management. On the other, we will consider what happens when a crime is subsumed within a probabilistic exercise.