The Maker Lab in the Humanities at the University of Victoria is happy to announce the fourth in a series of seven “Hello World” workshops during 2012-13. The workshops are made possible by support from the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab. Below is a description of our fourth workshop: “Visualizing Data Using XML and the Mandala Browser.” It will be facilitated by Katie Tanigawa (English) on Thursday, February 7th, from 3 to 4 p.m., in TEF 243 (the Maker Lab). A poster for the event is here. Feel free to circulate the poster’s URL and this announcement.

An extension of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, the “Hello World” workshops are intended for graduate students at UVic, giving them opportunities to get their hands dirty in digital methods unfamiliar to them. The facilitators assume no technical competencies or previous experience with the workshop material. All workshops last approximately one hour and are open to the first eight graduate students who to register. Should demand exceed workshop capacity, the Maker Lab will keep a wait list of interested students. Just prior to the workshop, it will also contact all registrants by email in order to confirm attendance and provide workshop details (e.g., what materials, if any, registrants should bring to the workshop). Please contact the Maker Lab’s director, Jentery Sayers (, with any questions or concerns.

“Visualizing Data Using XML and the Mandala Browser”

Katie Tanigawa (UVic English) | Thursday, February 7th | 3 – 4 pm | Maker Lab in the Humanities (TEF 243)

This hands-on workshop will help participants use XML and the Mandala Browser to produce meaningful data visualizations. Participants should bring their own TEI-encoded texts if they have them. Sample TEI will also be provided. To register, email

Post by Stephen Ross, attached to the HelloWorld project, with the news and versioning tags. Featured image for this post care of Katie Tanigawa and her use of the Mandala browser.


More about Stephen Ross

Professor, English and CSPT | Director, Modernist Versions Project