The 2021 SIG AH Virtual Symposium will be a half-day filled with educational insight pertaining to how the arts & humanities within Information Science Technology convey a better understanding of justice in society. The symposium starts with a presentation by Dr. Ann Graff about the graffiti art response to Covid-19 and the resulting social justice content that was part of the analysis of the images of research. Following this presentation will be Travis Wagner as he reflects on an ongoing service-learning project aimed at the digitization and preservation of LGBTQIA+ media histories within the state of South Carolina. To support those staying at home during this pandemic, the next presentation by Julie Carmen will give details on how to benefit in healing by creating one’s own patterns for embroidery by using historical digital images with iron-on-transfer paper to make fiber copies of drawings from rare illuminated manuscripts. The fourth presentation will be by Dr. Kate McDowell as she shares her research about storytelling and how it offers a framework for researching collective experiences of information science. She shares how storytelling should prompt a paradigm shift in the information sciences, extending the data, information, knowledge, and wisdom by revising it as a new storytelling framework to prompt changes in listening to stories of those who have been excluded as informative and generative of justice.
Throughout the symposium there will be scheduled ten-minute breaks. This symposium offers an exploration of a variety of research through many applications and promises to enhance our understanding of the arts & humanities within the context of society’s pressing issues.