"Data-driven humanities: analyzing 1,000,000 manga images" lecture, December 3, 5pm

what: lecture by Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass and William Huber
where: auditorium at Calit2 (first floor of Atkinson Hall, UCSD)
when: Friday December 3, 5 - 6pm.

followed by reception starting at 6pm.


Data-driven humanities: analyzing 1,000,000 manga images


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 included in the exhibition Mapping Time: Visualizations of temporal patterns in media and art at the gallery@calit2 (UCSD campus, La Jolla, California) which runs until December 12.

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Photographs from the lecture on Flickr.

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