Jackman scholars-in-residence Program
During May, 2017, five exceptional undergraduate students from across the University of Toronto will join the iSquare Team, as part of the Jackman Scholars-in-Residence Program. To begin, the Scholars will be introduced to the iSquare Research Program, arts-informed visual methods, and the draw-and-write technique. Next, they will gather a new visual data set--JHiSquares—from 45 other Scholars-in-Residence; and they will learn how to manage this visual data in digital and print formats. To synthesize their experience, the group will engage the iSquare team’s Artist-in-Residence (Ms. Rebecca Noone, doctoral student) to envision and then create an arts-informed deliverable (e. g. an exhibition or performance) that captures their personal insights into the project; this research output will be shared with the JHI community. Finally, the Scholars will work with the iSquare team’s Data Manager (Ms. Stephanie Power, Faculty of Information alumna) to preserve the JHiSquares in the University of Toronto’s Dataverse, and then take the initial steps to ensure long-term access to the corpus. Ms. Christie Oh, doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Information, will assist throughout as the project's Education Manager. Overall, the Scholars-in-Residence will spend a month at a fertile site of arts-informed inquiry and experience the entire knowledge production process, that is: data creation, management, analysis, dissemination, and preservation. In return, the iSquare Research Program will be infused with the energy and new ideas from a youthful, undergraduate perspective.
The Scholars are pictured left to right: Stephanie Posa, Zixi Shi, Sydney Bradshaw, and Mahika Phutane, and Annie Xu.