Data-Driven Humanities: Analyzing 1,000,000 Manga Images
Guest Speaker: Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass and William Huber Software Studies Initiative
Date: December 3rd, 2010 Time: 5p (6p reception) Location: Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego Host: gallery@calit2
DESCRIPTION/ABSTRACT: Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass and William Huber show how they use computational tools to investigate patterns in a collection of 1,000,000 images. Each image is a single manga page. While the project is uncovering fascinating things about manga culture, its overall goal is to understand how digital image analysis and interactive supervisualization of \"large cultural data\" can be used in the humanities and social sciences, including art history, communication, film and media studies, game studies, and sociology. The lecture will discuss the project\'s key findings and demonstrate practical techniques and software tools developed by the lab.
\"One million manga images\" is one of several projects by Software Studies Initiative shown in the exhibition \"Mapping Time\" at the gallery@calit2 which runs until December 10.
MORE INFORMATION: The lecture takes place in the Calit2 Auditorium this Friday,
December 3, at 5pm, followed by a reception at the gallery 6pm-8pm.