Jackman scholars-in-residence Program
During May, 2017, five exceptional University of Toronto undergraduate students (shown below) joined the iSquare Team, as part of the Jackman Scholars-in-Residence Program. The Scholars-in-Residence gathered a visual data set--coined JHiSquares—that used color for the first time. The group created an online exhibition that captured their personal insights into the project, and they archived the JHiSquares in the University of Toronto’s Dataverse. Overall, the Scholars-in-Residence spent a month at a fertile site of arts-informed inquiry and experienced the entire knowledge production process, that is: data creation, management, analysis, dissemination, and preservation. In return, the iSquare Research Program was infused with the energy and new ideas from a youthful, undergraduate perspective. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Scholars-in-Residence will continue to be research assistants on the iSquare Team. They intend to gather more colored iSquares, synthesize and present their discoveries at local conferences, and write a methodological article about the draw-and-write technique. Here you can:
The Scholars are pictured left to right: Stephanie Posa (Writer/Research Coordinator), Zixi Shi (Project Coordinator/Data Manager), Sydney Bradshaw (Research Assistant/Documentation Manager), and Mahika Phutane (Research Artist), and Annie Xu (Outreach Coordinator/Creative Director).