This week, we talked about the pedagogy of DH. Caroline Bruzelius and Hannah Jacobs in their article, “The Living Syllabus: Rethinking the Introductory Course to Art History with Interactive Visualization.” describe a shift in the approach to art education, that move away from viewing artworks in isolation as aesthetic events within a larger linear historical… Continue reading Week 13.
This week, we talked about public engagement. The term “virtual museum” has been a controversial phrase for many people, but especially in Germany since the 1990s, who challenged the established definition proposed by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). ICOM says that a museum is a physical space where objects are selected, preserved, interpreted, and… Continue reading Week 12
https://skfb.ly/oNHRY This week, we talked about 3D modeling and visualization. Amy Jeffs discusses in her article “Digital 3D Modeling for the History of Art” the benefits and uses of 3D modeling as a tool for art historians. She focuses on three projects: the Digital Pilgrim Project, which used 3D modeling for medieval pilgrim souvenirs; Sofia… Continue reading Week 11
This week, we discussed network analysis. Melanie Conroy, in her article “Networks, Maps, and Time: Visualizing Historical Networks Using Palladio”, discusses how a specific technology called Palladio can be used to create networks. Palladio is a tool designed for historians and related disciplines, facilitating the spatial and temporal visualization of data. It was developed by… Continue reading Week 10
This week, we discussed the challenges and benefits to mapping time. Michael Goodchild in his article, “Combining Space and Time: New Potential for Temporal GIS”, discusses the limitations and challenges associated with traditional paper maps and introduces the evolution of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a solution. Static maps have many issues associated with them,… Continue reading Week 9.
This week, our reading focused on building digital collections. Some of the popular platforms for building these collections are Omeka and Scalar. Although they accomplish similar goals, Omeka and Scalar have very different capabilities. Omeka is primarily designed for creating and managing digital collections, archives, and exhibits. It is often used by cultural heritage institutions,… Continue reading Week 4
This week, we talked about data. Matthew Battles and Michael Maizels give a review of how art history has grown and changed as a discipline in their article, “Collections and/of Data: Art History and the Art Museum in the DH Mode”. Although photography has been understood as something art historians study, the establishment of art… Continue reading Week 7
This week, we continued our discussion about data visualization. Nathan Yau in his article, “Representing Data”, provides a comprehensive text about the variety of ways to display data, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Data visualization involves a variety of steps and choices. Yau’s analogy related cooking to data visualization. Like how a chef… Continue reading Week 8.
Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich discuss the impact of transportation, communication, and financial networks in the late 19th century on the art market in England, especially London. The growth of these networks worked in parallel with the mobility of goods, which led to a bolstered international art market. The authors use data sets and visualizations… Continue reading Week 6.