Posts Tagged 'Visualization'

GIS Workshop: Georeferencing Paper Maps

Tuesday, November 1
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

Do you like old maps?  Would you like to find the real-world location of features you see on old maps?  Maybe overlay old maps with new maps to see what’s changed over time?  Georeferencing makes paper maps geo-smart so they play nicely with Google Earth, ArcGIS, and other geo-software for visualization and analysis.  You’ll leave this hands-on session with georeferencing skills and tools to geo-enable any paper map.

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.


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 ( 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.

Dr. Manovich’s talk is co-sponsored by IATH, SHANTI, and the Scholars’ Lab

Visual Data in Scientific Publishing

Kirsten Miles
Research Computing Support Specialist
Monday, April 12, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In the Brown Science and Engineering Library Electronic Classroom

This session will cover an assortment of issues relating to the use of images as data in scientific publishing.  Particular attention will be given to ethical concerns arising within certain fields, and how to ensure that processes are adequately tracked and managed.

You can register for this course by submitting a help ticket at

This event is part of the Spring 2010 Research Computing Lab Short Course Series.

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