Erin Dickey

Category: Digital Art History

DAH Post #11: Crowdsourcing and the sources of power

Ink and graphite on paper, Seattle Art Museum

Now that Web 2.0 has become fully integrated into the way we seek, discover, process, and share information, it’s no secret or surprise that the GLAM world continues to refine engagement activities and outreach tools to bring in new and hopefully larger audiences. The increasing deployment of digital platforms to build visitor/user interaction with exhibitions, […]

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 […]

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 7: Art History and Machine Learning

The Physics arXiv Blog post, “When a Machine Learning Algorithm Studied Fine Art Paintings, It Saw Things Art Historians Had Never Noticed,” summarizes the 2014 findings of Rutgers University researchers Babak Saleh, Kanako Abe, Ravneet Singh Arora, Ahmed Elgammal in their research on using machine learning to classify art. Comparing a set of 1700 images by 66 […]

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 #1 – Ella Doulkaridou’s “Reframing Art History”

Couched within the series of articles in The International Journal of Digital Art History that attempt to position Digital Art History, not just disciplinarily but also ontologically, Elli Doulkaridou’s “Reframing Art History” calls attention to what is not new about Digital Art History—namely, that the objects of art history have always been conditioned and mediated […]

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