Pixelated Politics: Still & Moving Images in the Digital Age
Mariam Ghani, Lev Manovich, Nick Mirzoeff, Christiane Paul, Natalie Musteata, McKenzie Wark
date: Apr 9, 2013, 6:30pm
location: Martin E. Segal Theatre,
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY).
365 5th Ave New York, NY
Participants: Mariam Ghani, artist and writer; Lev Manovich, Digital Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Nicholas Mirzoeff, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University; Christiane Paul, Media Studies, The New School, and New Media Arts at The Whitney Museum of American Art; McKenzie Wark, Culture and Media, The New School.
Organized and moderated by Natalie Musteata, Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Cosponsored by the PhD Program in Art History and the Certificate Program in Film Studies.
Illustration: Christian Giordano’s Tagged Color visualization of Flickr images and tags
"If an image is tagged “summer,” what colors do you expect? What images come to mind with the word “magenta?” What colors are people compelled to photograph? Christian Giordano’s Tagged Color visualization explores these questions and more. By mapping the user-supplied color field data and the most popular correlating tags, this visualization shows fascinating trends in the obsession with color. As you’d expect, “winter” retrieves a palette of blues, grays, and ebony; friendly purple correlates well with other colors; green’s the most-tagged color; and lonely cyan is always reported correctly, but doesn’t correlate well to any particular photo subject. Even in this age of RGB, the sky is blue on Flickr." [source: http://onemansblog.com/2011/01/14/5-impressive-flickr-visualizations/]