Alison Langmead's blog

Image of an Optical Toy

https://flic.kr/p/fqFKH9. Image from the The Laura Hayes and John Wileman collection of pre-20th century optical toys and illusionary devices. Donated to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics by Dr. Ralph Wileman. To learn more about this collection visit www.dlt.ncssm.edu/collections/toys/.

 

"Digital Art Historian's Toolkit" from UCLA and The Getty

This summer has seen any number of "digital art history" institutes going on, from Middlebury to UCLA.

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Inaugural Callery Lecture by Kirk Savage

Thursday July 17, 2014 3:45 PM
Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh

Reception and Light Refreshments to Follow

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View of Toledo

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), View of Toledo, oil on canvas. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/436575

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases a Number of Collection Images Online

The Met recently made available a number of digital images of objects their collection for download on their website.

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Computational Identity

The fantastic scholar David Berry recently drew attention to a number of issues surrounding facial recognition and the impact of remote sensing in public.

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In the first year the NEH was in existence...

...FIVE of the grants went to projects incorporating computing.

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What do you value about studying the humanities?

Our colleagues over at 4humanities.org have brought our attention to an "idea comparison" engine that they have set up to talk about what the value of studying the humanities might be. You can visit the survey here: http://www.allourideas.org/4humanities. It presents you with a series of dyads, allowing you to pick between different options...including "I can't decide." You may also add your own thoughts.

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Upcoming Talk: Digital Preservation's Place in the Future of the Digital Humanities

Ensuring long term access to digital information sounds like a technical problem. It seems like digital preservation should be a computer science problem. Far from it. In this lecture Trevor Owens, a digital archivist at the Library of Congress argues that digital preservation is in fact a core problem and issue at the heart of the future of the digital humanities.

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The Wellcome Library releases over 100,000 images for use!

"We are delighted to announce that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images."

http://blog.wellcomelibrary.org/2014/01/thousands-of-years-of-visual-culture-made-free-through-wellcome-images/

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