Thinking Digitally: Data & Culture

Thinking Digitally: Data & Culture

 
Thinking Digitally: Data & Culture (IDSC 230) was designed to interrogate the information, machines, and systems that structure our lives. Using the Whitman Campus and the Walla Walla community as a source of materials and a laboratory, students worked collaboratively to design critical research questions that could be answered using digital tools. Students investigated practical, ethical, intellectual, creative, and critical interactions between the digital and non-digital worlds through text manipulation, data visualization, and storytelling. The class explored systems of knowledge, used tools to structure and work with many kinds of data, and engaged with debates about digital research methodologies. A team of faculty and staff with expertise in a variety of fields designed the course, which was taught in the Spring of 2017.
  • Sharon Alker, English
  • Amy Blau, Instructional & Data Services Librarian
  • Rachel George, Anthropology
  • Sarah Hurlburt, French
  • Emily Jones, German Studies & Environmental Humanities
  • Colin Justin, Instructional & Learning Technologist for Humanities
  • Justin Lincoln, Art
  • Lydia McDermott, Composition & Director of the Center for Writing and Speaking
  • Ben Murphy, Instructional & Research Librarian
  • Mike Osterman, Director of Enterprise Technology
  • Nico Parmley, Spanish
  • Melissa Salrin, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
  • David Sprunger, Director of Instructional & Learning Technology

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Submissions from 2017

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Final Project -- Archive of Found Sound, Whitman College

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Final Project -- Dada in Walla Walla, Whitman College

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Final Project -- Littering on Whitman Campus, Whitman College

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Final Project -- Major Mindsets, Whitman College

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Final Project -- Whitman Doodle Project, Whitman College

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Final Project -- Whitman Memories, Whitman College

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Assignment -- Final Group Project, Whitman College

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Assignment (in-class) -- Twitterbots, Whitman College

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Assignment -- Collecting as Story Telling: Omeka, Whitman College

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Assignment (in-class) -- Data Visualization Lab, Whitman College

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Assignment -- Gathering and Mapping Data using Fulcrum and Tableau, Whitman College

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Assignment -- Collecting Data on Your Own Life, Whitman College

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Syllabus -- Thinking Digitally: Data & Culture, Whitman College