Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Lev Manovich

How to Compare One Million Images?  Visualizing Patterns in Art, Games, Comics, Cinema, Web, and Print Media

Lev Manovich
Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego
Director,  Software Studies Initiative, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2)

Tuesday, October 18
4:00 p.m.
Scholars’ Lab Common Room
Alderman Library, 4th  Floor
Reception immediately follows.

Abstract:

The explosive growth of cultural content on the web including social media, and the digitization work by museums, libraries, and companies make possible a fundamentally new paradigm for the study of cultural content.  We can use computer-based techniques for data analysis and interactive visualization employed in sciences as well as the artistic techniques developed in media and digital art to analyze patterns and trends in massive visual data sets.  We call this paradigm Cultural Analytics.

In 2007 we have established Software Studies Initiative (softwarestudies.com) at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and California Institute for Telecommunication and Information (Calit2) to begin putting this vision into practice.  I will show examples of our research including visualization of art, film, animation, video games, magazines, graphic design and other visual media.  I will also discuss how working with massive cultural data sets – such as one million manga pages – forces us to question most basic concepts of cultural analysis which we normally take for granted.

Links:
sofwarestudies.com
www.flickr.com/photos/culturevis/
Dr. Manovich’s talk is co-sponsored by IATH, SHANTI, and the Scholars’ Lab

Advertisements

RSS Feed

October 2011
S M T W T F S
« Sep   Nov »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

%d bloggers like this: