• Demos Fellows Showcase

    Highlights from the Demos Fellows talks and reflections on their work and the work of the Demos Project

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    • Webinar Series on People in Data, Part 1

      The Demos Project hosted a popular and well-attended webinar series for data humanities practitioners across the globe. Sessions included panels on Data Colonialism, Women in Data, and Humans and (Global) Networks.

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      • Webinar Series on People in Data, Part 2

        Part 2 of the People in Data webinar series, including sessions on Itinerant Museums, Reproductive Labor and Digital Technology, and Data Surveillance.

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        • Inaugural Demos Summer Institute

          Demos project faculty fellows came together for a week of training and skill-building in support of their digital work.

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Data Humanities

As a simultaneously academic and extra-academic field, the data humanities embrace a vital network of methods and materials that bring together data science, computing, and data curation under the aegis of humanistic study. Work in the data humanities encompasses (among a wide variety of activities) digital exhibitions in museums and libraries, computational approaches to literature and art, analyses of social networks, and development of digital publication venues.

Fellows Program

In the first year of the Demos Project, we funded seven faculty fellows and their projects, trained fellows and graduate students in multiple methods of data humanities, held biweekly brownbag discussions, and generated numerous publications, talks, new collaborations, and grant proposals.

People in Data

The Demos Project at FSU fosters and supports scholarship involving structured data around people (Greek δῆμος, "people") and their environment. It considers the representation of individuals, communities, and cultures in data, asks and answers questions about data in society, and applies humanistic thinking to data-driven problems.

"Certainly my mastery of knowledge is limited. But more importantly, knowledge itself is limited. The logic and knowledge of the white West is not sufficient as a tool for understanding Dadié. But defining the limits of this Western tool will serve the work of the scholar. To see my scholarship so differently, I had to leave the page, leave the limitations of the written context, and explore what digital could offer to my thinking."

The Demos Project pilot is now complete. For more information about the Demos project, please contact Tarez Samra Graban

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