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Workshop: The Photograph as Data

Workshop: The Photograph as Data

Thursday, April 11, 3:30 - 5:00 pm CST

Hosted by Art, Data, and Environment/s (ADE/s), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Why should scientists engage with photography? Can we consider research photographs as works of art or visual culture? This theory-and-practice workshop focuses on the many relationships between photography, research, truth, and data, particularly in the ecological sciences. Given that many components of ecological systems are only made visible through looking at images of their remains, or through examining aerial data maps or other computations, the photograph has become an important framing device and catalyst for scientific practices. In the workshop, participants will discuss their research practices, examine some key photographs that have been central to histories of scientific research, and hear about contemporary artists who are taking up ecology and visualization in their work. The experience is designed for early-, mid-, and late-career researchers but also for artists who are curious about scientific case studies. Expect to leave the workshop with new approaches to quantitative research, and new methods to help you make visual literacy a central component of the way you work and teach.

The workshop is co-sponsored by an EPSCoR Track-II grant from the Nation Science Foundation and will be offered via Zoom, with opportunities to network with other participants during and after. To sign up, please fill out this form.

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