Thirteen Ways of Seeing: Building diverse stories from interconnected science archives

Location: Faculty Hall

Where does meaning reside in an archival document? And how can we better engage with archival repositories to form stories? This talk is about an open source experiment where historians, journalists, the scientific community and the general public can see stories emerging from the linking of seemingly disparate historic records. The proposed template allows the public to pull material from interconnected science archives into stories with multiple interpretations, and connect personal stories to established records of a scientific process. The talk is a follow up to a digital exhibit built around thirteen ways to reflect upon and assemble the history of the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore.