Embodied Information: Local Trees, Datasets, and You
This workshop is one of two sessions exploring tree data in The Woodlands, an historic garden and cemetery within walking distance of Penn's main campus. In this session, we will explore the small, subjective, and personal side of data: what Giorgia Lupi calls data humanism and Kelly Dobson calls data visceralization. We will visit the Woodlands for a short nature walk and gather our own small datasets based on our experience there. Collectively, we will consider what these small and subjective data experiments can show us, how they compare to other kinds of data collected about the Woodlands, and how small data and big data together can ultimately illuminate different experiential realities of a place or an ecosystem.
This workshop is part of the Earth Day Data Jam hosted by the Libraries' Research Data and Digital Scholarship team.
Meeting place: by the button in front on Van Pelt Library at 3pm