Erin Dickey

Category: Digital Humanities

DAH Post #10: Network Visualization and the Reduction of Data

Scott B. Weingart’s blog post on the basics of network visualization, “Demystifying Networks”, is a concise overview of the pitfalls digital humanists (and data scientists) can fall into when deciding to use networks to visualize their data. In addition to giving some background information on organization theory and the makeup of networks, Weingart places special emphasis on bias […]

Digital Assignment #3: Notable Moments in Art-and-Technology

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For my third digital assignment, I decided to build on my timeline of notable moments in the history of art-and-technology from last week, this time using TimeMapper to chart locations of exhibitions, events, organizations, and programs. As Edward Shanken and others have noted, the popularity of collaborations between art and technologists climbed in the 1950s and […]

Testing TimelineJS

Ink and graphite on paper, Seattle Art Museum

In class this week, we looked at two New York Times Interactives: Riding the New Silk Road and Forging an Art Market in China, as well as the Metropolitan Museum’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History and the BCG course site Media and Materiality. All represent examples of ways to map both space and time. “Riding the New Silk Road” presents […]

DAH Post #8: Using Google Fusion Tables and ImageQuilt

Using data I described in last week’s blog post, I created a Google Fusion network visualization showing the connections between various subfields of machine intelligence research. I think looking at this visualization probably does far more for me (with the background research I’ve done on specific projects, scholars, and important dates connected with these research […]

DAH Post #6: Space is the Place?

In “The Spatial Turn in Art History”, Jo Guldi, in the History Department at Brown University, implicitly contextualizes the relatively recent spate of digital mapping projects in Art History by tracing how art, art history and related disciplines have traditionally parsed, represented, and used spatial relationships in creation and scholarship. Through her exploration of the […]

Exploring Thinglink with Archival Materials

I’ve had some fun exploring Thinglink.com this week. To explore the capabilities of this tool, I decided to use some recently scanned materials from North Carolina artist Connie Bostic’s collection of clippings from earlier in her art career. The image below, and the materials included in my annotations, are all related to the hue and […]

DAH Post #4: A Potpourri – Omeka and Scalar, Fair Use and Transformation

Ink and graphite on paper, Seattle Art Museum

Last week, we read Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report from the College Art Association and the CAA’s 2015 Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in the Visual Arts. We also explored Omeka and Scalar, two web publishing platforms designed for presenting and sharing […]

DAH Post #3: Humanities after Deconstruction

With his “Real Faces of White Australia” project, Tim Sherratt proffers an alternative method for accessing the National Archives of Australia’s records on people classified as “non-white”, living in Australia in the 20th century. At the same time, the interface he built, by foregrounding for the user the faces within the photographs of a series of […]

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