The Digital Art History department at the Getty Research Institute sponsors and advises collaborative art-historical research and publication projects that facilitate access to and analysis of digitized objects, particularly those in the Institute's collections. The team collaborates on these projects with colleagues from across the Getty and with experts in software development, user research, semantic engineering, and digital publications.
Emily Pugh, Principal Research Specialist and head of the department, will provide an overview of the DAH at the GRI, explaining the role of the department within the Institute and the kinds of projects it undertakes. In doing so, she will highlight two DAH projects in particular: PhotoTech, which uses emerging technologies such as computer vision and machine learning to discover new research possibilities within the GRI's Photo Archive, and Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles, an effort to digitize and make accessible 130,000 images of LA streets from an archive Ruscha began compiling in 1965.
Free Public Lecture followed by light refreshments. All Welcome.
Emily Pugh will be at the Centre for Digital Humanities Research as a visitor supported by the Research School of Humanities and the Arts.
Caption: Cinerama movie theater, from Sunset Blvd. shoot, Ed Ruscha, 1985. Streets of Los Angeles Archive. The Getty Research Institute 2012.M.2. © Ed Ruscha