data visualization

The difference between Lev Manovich’s “Data Science and Digital Art History” and Nathan Yau’s “Representing Data,” provides an interesting point for comparison.  Yau’s chapter gives widespread insights into the best practices for visualizing all types of data. Manovich explores concepts of data science that are specifically relevant to digital art history.  Both authors deal with… Continue reading data visualization


Matthew Battles and Michael Maizels reveal that our empirical understanding of art history is a relatively recent phenomenon. They discuss the medium of photography as inseparable from this empirical transformation within the discipline. The invention of photography allowed art historians to compare objects with others and share these comparisons with readers. Since the invention of… Continue reading data

spatial visualizations and mapping

Pamela Fletcher and Anne Helmreich write on their creation Local/Global: Mapping Nineteenth-Century London’s Art Market:  Applying the innovations of the digital age has been the primary focus of the digital humanities, which can be divided into four broad categories: text analysis, spatial analysis, network analysis, and image analysis. Our project combines spatial analysis, specifically historical… Continue reading spatial visualizations and mapping