Tommaso Venturini (researcher at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes Rhône-Alpes and the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon) hosted a workshop ‘writing with network’ at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop addresses the problems and opportunities working from a network (spatialized information) to a narrative (chronological information) in networked research. Over three days we worked with ANT insights to look at creating a coherent writing style, specific tools to create and understand networks like table2net and gephi, and the ordering and understanding of narratology in academic draft papers.

On the workshop

Taking inspiration from the ‘ateliers d’écriture’ taught by Bruno Latour in Paris, in this workshop, we will work together on a few techniques for writing academic papers. In particular, we will explore the difficult exercise of extracting and telling a ‘network story’ from a relational dataset.

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