The Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University is pleased to announce that “DS Bytes: A Lunchtime Speaker Series” is now open for registration! The lectures are open to all: register for all sessions here.
This six-part series includes events on data, artificial intelligence, critical literacy, and social justice. All events have virtual attendance options.
The full slate includes:
- January 19: “Glitch: Disability, Feminism, Technology” by Adan Jerreat-Poole (Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, University of Waterloo)
- January 31: “How to Lie with Data” panel featuring McMaster University’s Vass Bednar (Director, Public Policy in Digital Society), Cal Biruk (Associate Professor of Anthropology), Jeffrey Demaine (Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian), Saman Goudarzi (Cartographic Resources Librarian), Christine Homuth (Spatial Information Specialist), and Subhanya Sivajothy (Data Analysis and Visualization Librarian)
- February 8: “The Value of Visuals in Science Communication” by Mark Belan (Scientific Graphics Journalist)
- February 14: “Urban Heat Islands and Social Inequities: A Data-Driven Story” by Isabelle Bouchard (Data Scientist) and Nael Shiab (Senior Data Producer, CBC)
- March 1: “How to Lie with Visualization” by Gabby Resch (Assistant Professor of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University)
- March 21: “E.Q. vs I.Q.: Testing Artificial Intelligence in Apple’s Siri” by Lai-Tze Fan (Assistant Professor of Sociology & Legal Studies and English Literature, University of Waterloo)
- When: January 19 to March 21
- Where: every session can be followed online
- Price: free
- Registration: click here, event URL will be sent via registration email
The Sherman Centre also has a repository of 70+ event recordings, asynchronous webinars, and text guides on Digital Scholarship methods, topics, and approaches including social media research ethics, podcasting, and more.