Digital perspectives: The art and science of visualisation and visual practices – Researcher@Library Week 2017

As part of Researcher@Library Week 2017, University Library will host two events exploring cutting-edge digital visualisation and digital arts practice to communicate research to new and expanded audiences. The keynote and showcase draw upon data-driven visualisation projects, emerging technologies, and interdisciplinary arts practice. Be inspired by our keynote speakers and our diverse showcase exhibitors.


Date: Monday, 21 August 2017

Time: 2.30pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Digital Studio, Level 2-3, West Wing, Arts West Building (BN 148), University of Melbourne.


The Keynote

  • Dr. Drew Berry, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
  • Steve Bennett, open data specialist.
  • Philip Kent, University Librarian and Executive Director of Collections, University of Melbourne.

The Showcase

Join us for refreshments to view a range of diverse projects showcasing digital visualisation and representation. Levels 2 & 3 Digital Studio, Arts West.  Bookings essential.


Dr Drew Berry. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

A 3D tour of the City of Melbourne. Steve Bennett. Co-founder Open Knowledge Melbourne.

Neural Networks and City Typologies. Prof. Mark Stevenson, Dr. Gideon Ashwanden, Dr. Kerry Nice,  Dr. Claudia Pelizaro, Dr. Jason Thompson,and Dr. Jasper Wijnands. (ABP / THUD (Transportation Health and Urban Design).

Sounding Finnegan’s Wake. Dr. Roger Alsop (Lecturer in Sound, VCA-MCM Production).

Visualising Pacific Language Diversity. Dr. Nick Thieberger. (ARC Future Fellow in Language Documentation and a Chief Investigator in the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language). Faculty of Arts.

Digital Daisy Bates. Dr. Nick Thieberger (ARC Future Fellow in Language Documentation and a Chief Investigator in the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language). Faculty of Arts.

Global Credit Risk Network. Dr. Viet Nguyen (Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute), and Mr Jingong Huang (PhD student, Economics Department). Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE).

Mapping the Power of Museums. Dr. Natalia Grincheva. Research Fellow, Transformative Technologies Research Unit. Faculty of Arts, Digital Studio.

Data visualisation in a law context: Fiona Macdowall (MLS Academic Research Service) Melbourne Law School.

Digital Visual Practice-based Research: Submitting and Publishing a Fully Online Thesis in a URL as a Digitally Curated Research Portfolio. Dr. Kathryn Coleman. Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

ConneX: Contextual Network Explorer. Ailie Smith and  A/Prof. Gavan McCarthy. eScholarship Research Centre (ESRC).

Shakespeare. Virtual Reality. Meredith Hinze. eLearning and eTeaching, Faculty of Arts.

Epilepsy and the Brain’s Internal Clock. Philippa Karoly (PhD student/Electrical Engineering, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Seer Medical) and Dr. Isabell Kiral-Kornek: Postdoctoral Researcher / IBM Research Australia.

Using Images as Data and Data as Images for 2D and 3D Visualisation. Ben Kreunen. University Digitisation Centre. Research & Collections.

Pitch My Thesis: ePoster Competition entries. (Prize winners announced at the Pitch My Thesis: ePoster Competition Awards on 23 August 2017).

MapTable. Xavier Goldie, Outreach Manager. AURIN.


Click here for more information about the Keynote and the Showcase; and here for the full program.