We had a busy spring here at the Data Literacy Program (DLP). Between publishing more articles, here on The Alexandria Archive’s News, and getting two data stories published for public use, we’ve done a lot in this second quarter of 2022. But beyond what we write about, what have we done recently?
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.
Artifacts, belongings, contrivances, debris, effects, finds, garbage, habiliments, implements, junk, kit, luggage, materiel, necessities, objects, possessions, quarries, relics, stuff, things, utensils, vestiges, whatchamacallits, xeniums, you-name-its, and, sometimes, zilch. What do archaeologists even look at?
This exercise is best suited to those with an interest in ceramics, the Roman Republic, or the archaeology of the Italian Peninsula. Users should have a basic understanding of archaeological data types, but little previous experience is required.
This exercise is best suited to those with an interest in zooarchaeology, the Neolithic, or Central European archaeology. Users should have a basic understanding of what a spreadsheet is, but little previous experience is required.
In celebration of Asian and Pacific American (AAPI) Heritage month (AAPIHM) or Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month (AANHPIHM), I’ll be using one of Open Context’s projects to consider the complexity of celebrating this month. Specifically, I’ll use data from the Asian stoneware jars project, contributed by Dr. Peter Grave.