VizE Lab receives Rapid Response Magic Grant

Nov. 23, 2020

The VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization received a Rapid Response Magic Grant from the Princeton University Humanities Council.  Jeffrey Himpele, Director of the VizE Lab, used the grant to produce a Remote Ethnography Workshop. The Workshop, which took place over the summer, was intended to help ethnographers do remote ethnographic research amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The article, 2020 Rapid Response Grant: Virtual VizE Lab Hosts Remote Ethnography Workshop, states how the VizE Lab equips anthropologists to incorporate the latest research method standards and how to make their work more accessible. The Workshop covers topics such as proper lighting and active listening during a remote interview, editing these interviews to produce a cohesive narrative, and adding “b-roll” film and sound from other sources to put a story in context.

The Workshop was produced in the summer 2020 Virtual VizE Lab by Princeton research assistants Ariadni Kertsikof ’22, Grace Logan ’21, Skyler Liu ’21, and Ipsita Dey GS. Additional collaboration from Carrie Hillebrand ’20 and Donovan Cassidy-Nolan ’21.

Read the full article here: 2020 Rapid Response Grant: Virtual VizE Lab Hosts Remote Ethnography Workshop

Funding for this work has been provided by The Council for the Humanities (Magic Rapid Response Grants for Innovation) and The University Committee on Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Anonymous Undergraduate Research Fund).

Photo by Ipsita Dey: The Remote Ethnography site shows users how to create the vitality of documentary film using the multiple video recordings available from a Zoom session in any freely available video editing software.