2 New Grants Awarded to Software Studies Initiative

We were awarded two new grants which will allow us to keep going forward with Cultural Analytics research:

agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
amount: $ 50,000 USD

This grant will allow us to further develop the desktop visualization software which allows exploration of patterns in sets of images or video. The software will be distributed as open source.

agency: California Institute for Telecommunication and Information (Calit2)
amount:$ 38,940 USD

This grant will allow us to further develop our visualization application which runs on the HIPerSpace - currently the highest resolution visualization system in the world (315 megapixels). It will also allow us to further advance cultural analytics methods via the analysis of 1 million Manga pages.

An example of a visualization of our Manga data generated with our desktop "image graph" software. The tool was developed by Lev Manovich and Jeremy Douglass. (It took about two days to render this image which includes 1 million Manga pages sorted by X = standard deviation, Y = entropy).


More Manga visualizations on Flickr

Jeremy Douglass using our interactive application running on HIPerSpace supervisualization system: