for Cultural Informatics
focuses on research in usability, human computer interaction, cultural
heritage description and access and digital archives and libraries in global
CCI features two studio labs:
Cultural Informatics Studio Lab located in room
DAL, Digital Archives Lab under construction located in room
606 for digitizing rare books and manuscripts.
support faculty and student reseach, teaching and learning in the diverse field
of cultural informatics.
working in the CISL on usability testing projects for Professor Walczyk's course in
|Cultural Informatics @Pratt-SILS - where culture, digital technology and
information science converge to develop innovative programs and
students continue working in the CISL on usability projects. Truly dedicated to
the field, the day is Sunday, November 18, 2007.
Cultural Informatics Perspectives: Ways of knowing and
ways of doing are being deeply impacted by digital technology from the
perspective of individuals, institutions, societies and global communities. The
way in which we view ourselves, and create images of self, are too mirrored
through visual culture and expressed and influenced by digital communication and
knowledge transfer. Cultural
informatics studies this dynamic state of cultural transformation on both
the macro and micro levels. For information professionals and scientists, this
means research in human computer interaction, information design and
interaction, technology in education and learning, and importantly, the
conveyance of meaning through digital media. As cultural heritage is digitized
at increasing rates and being made accessible broadly, the past converges or
perhaps collides with the present causing unprecedented juxtapositions of
diverse cultures in a sea of mass communication and world cultures across an
unbounded digital universe.
At Pratt-SILS we are
responding to these challenges of the 21st century information landscape through
our program in cultural informatics.