Directions in Digital Humanities
"An Interactive Visualization of Segregation in Milwaukee"

MapJerome Knapp will present "An Interactive Visualization of Segregation in Milwaukee" on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab, located on the second floor, east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library.

Segregation and its socio-economic impact on an entire city can be presented in a manner that invites broader discussion and action by making it easier for citizens to understand this very complex issue.

One method of presentation is through an interactive application driven by real-world data that allows users to visualize how key segregation indicators impact and are impacted by other, standard economic and social indicators.

The application will allow users to manipulate indicators through an online interface and generate useful reports based on their interaction.

Knapp is Executive Director at Historic King Drive Business Improvement District, and holds an MS in Urban Studies from UWM.

HIs talk is part of a new series, "Directions in Digital Humanities," sponsored by the Digital Humanites Lab.

The Lab, created by the Libraries in collaboration with the Center for Instructional and Professional Development and the College of Letters and Science, is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space aimed at bringing together faculty, academic staff, and advanced graduate students from across campus to explore the digital humanities, investigate ideas for new projects, and contribute to ongoing projects.

For more information about Digital Humanities Lab, visit or contact Ann Hanlon ( or Matt Russell (

Image courtesy of John Paul DeWitt of and the University of Michigan's Social Science Data Analysis Network.