Phoebe Di Wang is currently a graduate student in the major of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. The main areas of her academic and professional training are museum studies. She has internship and volunteer experiences in the creative industry both in Melbourne and China, by engaging with different art institutions and organizations such as the Grainger Museum, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Snuff Puppets theatre company, and Nancy’s Gallery. With a profound interest in the research field about the cultural diversity and cross-cultural communications, she was one of the initiators of the publication project: International: Melbourne about international students’ lives in Melbourne. She is pursuing a professional future concerning audience engagement, exhibition management, and museum administration.
The major work that I finished this week was the "cultural diversity" tab of the postcode atlas table with the data of Melbourne each postal area's top 4 ancestry, country of birth of person, and language information. Also, this week I got to see all the data that I was working with on the ACMI global map, how excited! Next week I will stick to refining the postcode atlas table with additional data for each postcode. So far we only got the majority data for all the information, such as the age majority, family income majority, and working industry majority. It is very important to also add top2 and top3 information to make a contrast with the top1 information, and to show the integrity and accuracy of these data.
At first, this week I have refined the postcode atlas table that I was working on last week. I changed all the texture value in the table into corresponding codes, also there are new tabs in the postcode atlas table recording data with codes. With Natalia's instruction, I find the direction to work out the layer 5 country list that I got stuck for previous weeks. So I finished the last two column "language" and "ancestry" of this country list table. There is still some data hard to allocate to specific countries due to the vague definition from the ABS Census Tablebuilder, for example, the ancestry data named as "African, so described", "Asian, so described". But the majority of the language and ancestry data is easy to allocate, so I think I have collected all the most important data already. Next week, I will complete the postcode table with a new Tab 'Cultural Diversity Data'.
This week I have finished the postcode table with all the information from ABS Census tablebuilder. For the country list, I received a good resource from Maria, so I will focus on this task next week. Since if the value can be attributed to several countries (like with ethnic groups or languages) I need to add the same numbers to all these countries, I reckon the best way to do it is to do the research on the resource that Maria informed me and manually add the information on the country list one by one. It will take me some time, but I will try to finish it asap.