For this Digital Data Stories (DDS) Series on Series entry, we’re exploring our Solo Series. While we generally practice archaeology as a group activity, there are times when we need to practice our archaeological data literacy skills solo. Alone in a museum basement pondering a potsherd, staring into the spreadsheet middle distance, or trekking a […]
Quadruple Take – An ARF lunch talk
Paulina F. Przystupa–a member of The Alexandria Archive Institute team (AAI)–is preparing for another lunch talk at the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) at University of California, Berkeley. Different from her previous brown bag, Paulina will give an in-person, streamed online lecture on 22 March 2023 at 12:10pm about modeling historical landscapes.
Archaeological Data Literacy and Comics
Paulina F. Przystupa, a member of The Alexandria Archive Institute (AAI) team recently talked about the overlap between archaeological data literacy and comic books. Specifically, the talk focused on how Paulina brought a love of comics to the Data Literacy Program (DLP).
Birds, Mastodons, and Ethical Choices
The past few months…even the past week, has been a LOT in the world of social media. The acquisition of Twitter resulted in a digital mass migration to Mastodon and other online places, disrupting online communities that were years in the making. Projects using Twitter for outreach (like us!) or data collection are having to […]
What are NaNoWriMo, AcWriMo, and ArchWriMo?
Similar to other thematic months, like National Arts & Humanities Month, or artistic creative endeavors, such as the 100 Days project, NaNoWriMo is a limited-duration writing project. For archaeologists, we have ArchWriMo and this year the AAI will be posting inspirational prompts in celebration!
AAI Reads – Data Feminism
Welcome to AAI Reads!. This week, the book that we’re highlighting is Data Feminism. Written by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein in 2020, it’s a great introduction to how we can incorporate feminist practices into data literacy.