Data by Design: An Interactive History of Data Visualization, 1786-1900, challenges the commonly-held belief that visualization serves as a neutral method for data's display. In a series of five "data narratives" --chapter-length web-based texts that employ interactive visualizations in order to advance their claims-- this project traces the rise of modern data visualization techniques.
The Digital Humanities Lab (DH Lab) explores how digital technologies engage questions of humanistic inquiry. We draw from the expertise of students and faculty in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in order to identify how issues of computation intersect with literary, historical, and cultural concerns. Our approach is both theoretical and applied, with an emphasis on how digital technologies can be employed to present concepts, advance arguments, and perform critique.