The Data in Dialogue series offers participants a "behind the scenes" look at a Chicago-relevant dataset, archive, or other resource for research about the city. As the work of Miranda Fricker and others have taught us, data are not neutral. How we construct our episteme—that is, what we consider to be knowledge and what we reject from consideration—is often as important to the conclusions we reach as the rigor with which we pursue our research methods and the incisiveness of our analyses. Sessions in this series will open critical conversations with Chicagoans responsible for making decisions about data at all stages in its "life-cycle," from collection to curation to publication to representation.
Join Chicago Studies and Environmental Frontiers, for a one hour Data in Dialogue session with the University of Chicago’s Facilities Data Analyst, James Novack. During this interactive conversation, students and staff alike will have the opportunity to directly experience a deep dive into the ENERGY STAR data portal, take a look at how the University’s environmental impact is displayed within the campus’ energy use benchmarking, and speak with James concerning questions about the aforementioned topic. Register on Zoom.