The University Libraries at CMU invites you to attend a workshop and kick-off event to introduce our Spatial Storytelling Series. The Spatial Storytelling Series is a series of events and workshops on spatial storytelling. These events support broader interaction between members of the CMU community who engage in any aspect of spatial storytelling. We hope to promote critical engagement with spatial data and concepts and learn how we can best support research and student learning by supporting the creation of spatial narratives.
Mapping your story with story maps October 30th at 10:00 am – register here
Join geographer and Esri education manager Joseph Kerski for a lively, hands-on session where you will combine multimedia (audio, video, narrative, photographs) with interactive web-based maps and tools to create story maps. These maps (https://storymaps.arcgis.com) can be used in teaching and research at any scale from local to global, and cover a multitude of themes and issues such as population change, economics, business locations, water quality, energy, natural hazards, current events, biodiversity loss, land use, and many more. These maps can be shared, accessed on any device, embedded in presentations or web pages, and combined with other multimedia.
Spatial Storytelling Series Kick-off November 1 at 5:00 pm, Cohon University Center, Connan Room
This event will bring together spatial thinkers from CMU and beyond, who will speak to their work around creating and communicating spatial narratives. Our speakers were asked to engage critically with how they use spatial data or communicate stories through their use of or representations of space. The event will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
- Kristen Kurland, Heinz College and School of Architecture
- Jennifer Keating, Dietrich College
- Chris Goranson, Heinz College
- Illah Nourbakhsh, School of Computer Science
- Shannon Knapp, Quantum Theater Group