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V-Lab Workshop: Visual Analysis in Cultural Data – Image Plots and t-SNE Maps Made Easy

Example of a Image Plot and t-SNE Map

11:00 am | 10/28/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 1:00 pm | 10/28/2021

Dr. Harald Klinke, M.Sc., Digital Art History, LMU Munich, Germany

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The central method in digital art history and the analysis of digital visual culture today is “distant
viewing”—the overview of a corpus. It allows the identification of structures and clusters and the
drill-down on the individual object that might be of particular interest. This type of visual analysis is based on image plots and t-SNE maps.

The creation of these meta-images usually requires programming skills and experience in
dimensionality reduction and in neural networks. This workshop makes it easy to analyze collection data on a mere visual level. Bring your own data, no programming skills required.

Dr. Harald Klinke, M.Sc. studied art history, media theory, painting, philosophy and business
informatics in Karlsruhe, Berlin, Göttingen and Norwich (UK). From 2008 to 2009, he worked as a
Lecturer of Visual Studies (Bildwissenschaft) at the Art History Department at the University of
Göttingen, where he developed the modules for the key qualification “Visual Literacy”. From 2009 to 2010, he conducted research, supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation, as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Digital Art History and member of the Program Committee of the DFG Focus Program “The Digital Image”. In 2021, he completed his book on “Interfaces, Interactions and Infrastructures. Image-based application systems for art history and digital humanities” (available soon).

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