Workshop at Queen Mary, University of London

Kat Jungnickel (Goldsmiths)
Kat Jungnickel (Goldsmiths)

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to and participated in yesterday’s workshop.  The day kicked off with Dr Chris Sparks (Queen Mary, University of London) taking the group through webpage creation using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, which including hands-on practice using http://jsfiddle.net/ and the WordPress content management system.  After the coffee break, Matthew Sillence (University of East Anglia) introduced the group to some of the basic technological distinctions between data, information and content, as well as examining some of the more how a CMS operates and is set up.

After lunch hosted in the Arts Building Senior Common Room, the afternoon session began with Dr Kat Jungnickel (Goldsmiths, University of London), who presented several case studies from her experience as a ‘messy sociologist’ and a decade’s work with the web.

The final part of the day was led by Katy Beale from Caper, who showcased a number of creative projects involving data in innovative ways, including the fantastic Culture Hack initiative, which really sparked off the group discussions with our participants.

Brainstorming data and web tools for enhancing digital documents/objects
Brainstorming data and web tools for enhancing digital documents/objects

Two important themes emerged from the brainstorming session: web tools for early career researcher support and the development of platforms for digital documents or objects.

From these discussions three groups have emerged to work on their web projects, due to be completed by December 2014.

 

Matthew Sillence

University of East Anglia

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