General:October 2011 Toronto workshop



Welcome to the homepage for the October 2011 Toronto Mini-CWRCshop before the Space/Place/Play conference at Ryerson University.


Deck 27 on the 27th floor of Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West.


8:30 Coffee and continental breakfast

9:00-9:30 Introduction to CWRC, introduction of participants

9:30-10:15 Visualization Voyant tools (Stéfan Sinclair); you can bring your own texts to play with!

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:30 Visualization tools (Susan Brown, Stan Ruecker): Mandala, Degrees of Separation, Breadboard, Ovis, continued play

12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided)

1:30-3:30 Introduction to Omeka collections platform + Neatline plugin for visualization and interpretation of collections on timelines and maps (Jeremy Boggs and Bethany Nowviskie)

4:30 Space/Place/Play begins


Some of the visualization tools that we will be evaluating allow you to visualize texts or collections of texts of your own choosing. If you would like to play with materials that are relevant to your research, you will want to prepare them in advance so that you can import them into the tools. The instructions below are meant to be easy-to-follow directions that require only basic computer literacy. (If you have any suggestions for how the directions themselves could be made more user-friendly, please send them to cwrc [the at sign] ualberta [a dot] ca.

Corpus Creation Instructions

Instructions for creating corpora for use with Voyant and Mandala:

Corpus Creation Instructions

Visualization Tools

A list of visualization tools that may be used in the workshop:

List of visualization tools

Omeka and Neatline

Omeka website

Omeka plugins page at the University of Virginia Library's Scholar's Lab