ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montral, Qubec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

Exploring the Complexities of Information Practices through Arts-Based Research

Lisa M. Given, Charles Sturt University
Heather O'Brien, iSchool, University of British Columbia
Rafa Absar, iSchool, University of British Columbia
Devon Greyson, University of British Columbia

Sunday, 3:30pm


Within and beyond Library and Information Science (LIS), researchers are employing participatory, arts-based research as one way of extending traditional research methods. The use of creative methods can enrich our understanding of complex information practices, particularly in multimedia  information environments. This panel will provide an overview of arts-involved practices of data collection, data analysis and knowledge exchange, including examples of specific applications within LIS research projects, and will discuss the ways creative arts may function socially and psychologically among researchers and research participants.