Data visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.

Time and Location Details

1st March 2017
12:00 – 13:30
Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
This event is free to attend and no booking is required.

Choon Key Chekar attended VOICE 2016, a 5 day course that aims to give participants training in basic cancer biology and skills for critical evaluation of research proposals and scientific papers.

Rosemary Lucy Hill, along with colleagues in the School of Media and Communication at Leeds and the Department of Sociological Studies at University of Sheffield, has just published a new article which examines sexist discourses in the readings of data visualisations. The article appears in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, special issue on Digital Feminist Media Studies. The article is available online now.