All nine members of the INDVIL project took part in the breakfast meeting arranged by the media cluster NCE Media in Bergen May 16th. The meeting focused on innovation and research in the field of data visualization, and offered an arena for engaged discussions between researchers and practitioners. Helen Kennedy and Martin Engebretsen from INDVIL presented research plans and results to more than 60 attendants from cluster members, together with presentations by Jon Arild Nygård from Highsoft and Bernt Kåre Johannessen from Vizrt.
The view over Bergen city was impressive from the Fløien Mountain on May 15th, as the nine members of the INDVIL group rounded off first day of their second project seminar in the capital of Western Norway. The “old” members welcomed newly employed phd-fellow Verena Lechner (no. three from the right), and reported on recent progress in the various work packages. The seminar also included discussions concerning definitions and categorizations of the study object, as well as sharing of relevant literature.
INDVIL-leader Martin Engebretsen met members of the UiB Visualization Group in Bergen May 5th, and presented results from a text analytic study to be published in Norsk Medietidsskrift’s June edition. INDVIL and the UiB Viz Group approach data visualization from different angels, but the meeting was definitely productive – and enjoyable. Thanks to Helwig Hauser and his colleagues for inspiring discussions!
The researchers of INDVIL met at the University of Agder for a kickoff seminary November 22nd and 23rd.
The team who will be examining issues regarding data visualization and digital-numeric literacy the next 3,5 years were gathered for the first time to connect and look ahead at the work they will be doing. - A most inspiring meeting, says project leader Engebretsen.
The participants shared from their academic backgrounds, and discussed what they each would bring to the project. The two-day program included also presentations by professors Wibke Weber, Helen Kennedy and Martin Engebretsen concerning previous and related research projects.
Project leader Martin Engebretsen went on a study tour to Chicago, Columbia (Missouri) and San Diego in September, meeting experts in the fields of journalism and visual studies and presenting the perspectives and goals of INDVIL at several occasions. One of the highlights of the trip was an inspiring meeting with the highly acknowledged physicist and social semiotician Jay Lemke in his hometown San Diego.