The Information School is currently hosting a display of original drawings of information, or iSquares, from an arts-informed visual study of information by visiting scholar Jenna Hartel of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.
iSquares currently on display were created by Information School students on the School’s Management for Library and Information Services (INF6005) and Information Systems and the Information Society (INF6400) modules on 20 and 21 October 2014.
These students drew a response to the question ‘what is information?’ on a 4” by 4” piece of paper and provided a few words to describe their drawing on the reverse of the paper. The data set produced within the Information School will be included in a larger international study of drawings from information courses in Croatia, Malaysia, Iran, Taiwan, Canada, Brazil, Ghana, Australia and Finland.
The exhibition will be on display in the Information School between 24 and 31 October 2014, and comments on the research and exhibition are invited.
For more information about the research please visit www.isquares.info or see “An Arts –Informed Study of Information Using the Draw-and-Write Technique” in the Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology (Hartel, 2014).