Facilities for Ethnographic Visualization
VizE Lab is technological and social environment for producing innovative ethnographic projects. As a hybrid lab, VizE Lab consists of connected online-offline environments for catalyzing innovative research. In addition to offering individual consultations and workshops in the Lab, our services include resources for incubating ethnographic projects as they develop. Associated researchers have access to our online space for use as a platform for their data, and they will have access to the Lab and visualization wall for workshopping and recording feedback on their projects.
VizE Lab Online
VizE Lab offers a private online data repository and software tools for curating and manipulating a wide range of ethnographic data, such as interview, survey, mapping, statistical, audio, and video material. Researchers may also use VizE Lab Online as a platform for publicly disseminating their research and as a Web-based home for interactive ethnographies that combine multiple forms of data, and varieties of narrative and data visualizations. This website also includes an expanding collection of resources, including tip-sheets, links to software tools, and interesting projects and centers.
The VizE Lab
VizE Lab's "offline" space is designed for interactive and experimental modes of work. Collaborators can gather to share projects, dilemmas and create new possibilities for visual ethnography and media. This comfortable meeting space includes a 100" HD projection and sound system that can display material from a variety of sources onto a giant writable visualization wall to which creative annotations can be added and saved. Remote participants are also be able to contribute.
Individual and group consultations for researchers and support for student projects in relevant classes meet in the salon. We also welcome research groups who want an incubation space for developing new projects or for workshopping their ongoing projects. The VizE Lab also offers a series of VizE Lab Salon gatherings around a range of topics in ethnography, from discussions of specific resources to presentations of works in progress. The VizE Lab is located in 320 Aaron Burr Hall.
The Lab accommodates collaborative working groups in comfortable soft seating for up to 10 people.
Projection from your own laptop is easily achieved in the salon through a wireless connection using AirPlay, available on recent Apple laptops, or from a PC using AirParrot. Projection with a wired connection is through VGA or HDMI. Or bring a usb flash drive with your content, which can be projected from a Lab computer.
Contact us with your interest in VizE Lab Online or an in person consultation, workshop or feedback screening for your research project.