Alex Oliver's blog

 

Warhol, mug shots, censorship

Criminal identification is kind of like Hegel: once you start studying it, you see it everywhere. Most recently at the Queens Museum, where 13 Most Wanted tells the sad story of Warhol's "mug shot mural." Review.

Categories: 
  • Decomposing Bodies
 

LAPD Crime Photographs

Fascinating article: LAPD Crime photographs on exhibition at Paris Photo in LA. Crime + photography - a long, weird marriage.

Categories: 
  • Decomposing Bodies
FE-R students at their final presentations

FE-R students Marybeth and Wawa, with Alex and Alison Langmead from the VMW

 

First in Research Final Presentations

From 4:30 - 6 pm yesterday, the WPU Assembly room was a zoo: 240 students, 51 faculty mentors, all their posters, laptop computers, and spiral-bound books of abstracts. The First In Research students' final presentations were awesome! Very impressive work by everyone. We loved having Marybeth and Wawa work with us this semester on Itinera.

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  • Itinera
  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
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Lab Report Spring 2014: Undergrads in the lab

The Lab hosts several work-study students each year. Last term, Karen worked on data entry for Itinera (and helpfully logged bugs as she went); this semester Dan returns (third year running) to help with Drupal, building Collective Access features, and is assisting Natalie build a database in Filemaker.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • VMW
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Lab Report Spring 2014: Grads in the lab

This semester, Aisling and I are collaborating on all aspects of lab work, including the DH (digital humanities) initiatives, cataloguing, supervising undergrads, reviewing tech tools, and consulting as needed. Aisling has been working extensively on the new Drupal Constellations site (that is, this site), incorporating and updating new features as needs and interests arise.

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  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
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Lab Report Spring 2014

Hot off the presses - the Visual Media Workshop newsletter[1]. If you're wondering about what's been cooking lately in FFA 116, check it out. As you can see from our weekly staff schedule, it's action-packed.

In this issue:

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  • VMW
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Visualizing Carolee Schneeman

Michelle Moravec gave an awesome "lightning talk" at THATCamp 2014, about how she moved from visualization to question and back, exploring new tools along the way. She presented a longer version of that talk last year as a part of American Art History and Digital Scholarship: New Avenues for Exploration  (see video).

Categories: 
  • Visual Knowledge
 

Blog: Experiments in Art History

That past two days I spent geeking out with folks from universities, research institutes, labs, The Getty, art e-commerce ventures, and other misfits. It was amazing. Among other things, I discovered this fun blog, Experiments in Art History, which deals with teaching with digital tools. It was inspired by a previous THATCamp. Read on (warning: medieval reenactment!).

Categories: 
  • Visual Knowledge
 

101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week

At first I was like, that's cool, then I read the by-line: "The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was an international initiative to bring women's voices to the online encyclopedia--as editors and as subjects"  and I was like, nevermind, that's awesome!

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  • Agency
 

CFP: Digital Mapping and Art History

Cool! Middlebury made a Summer Institute for Itinera!

Middlebury, Vermont, August 3 - 15, 2014
Deadline: Mar 3, 2014

Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History
Call for Applicants

Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
August 3-15, 2014

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  • Itinera
  • Mobility/Exchange

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