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From Concept to Project: A Digital Mapping Workshop for Graduate Students with Yoh Kawano
November 4, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 402 | Free
Are you developing a digital map but feel unsure about your next steps? Or, having trouble reconciling the complexity of spatial theory with the nuts-and-bolts of GIS?
Graduate students interested in mapping and integrating spatial thinking into their research should consider joining this workshop with Yoh Kawano. Kawano is the GIS Specialist at UCLA and a lecturer in Urban Planning and Public Policy. With a 14 year career in GIS, Kawano has contributed to projects for urban planning, emergency preparedness, disaster relief, volunteerism, archaeology, and the digital humanities. He is a co-author of Hypercities: Thick mapping in the digital humanities.
Our objective is to work through some of the challenges that arise when trying to bring complex topics to life as digital projects. During the workshop, Yoh Kawano will work with grad students to help identify and troubleshoot some of the hurdles that arise when planning and executing a map-based projecur objective is to work through some of the challenges that arise when trying to bring complex topics to life as digital projects.
*If you are interested in participating, send a 300-word description of the project you are currently developing to Rachel Deblinger. In this description, please indicate what stage the project is currently in, and a question or challenge related to your project that you would like to discuss in the workshop. If available, please include information about the project platform, data, or a project URL.
Yoh Kawano came to Los Angeles and UCLA in 1995 after living across the globe, in 5 different countries. At UCLA he works at the GIS and Visualization Sandbox as a member of the Research Technology Group for the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE), serving as the Campus GIS Coordinator. He has supervised projects in urban planning, emergency preparedness, disaster relief, volunteerism, archaeology, and the digital humanities. Current research and projects involve the geo-spatial web, visualization of temporal and spatial data, and creating systems that leverage social media and web services in conjunction with traditional information systems. In the fall of 2015, Yoh enrolled in the PhD program at UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning, where he is pursuing his research on how nuclear power plants transform communities. Yoh has co-authored “Hypercities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities”, published in 2014 via Harvard Press. Yoh has an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA and a BA in Sociology from the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo.