Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Cultural Analytics - Mark Rothko Paintings - on the 287-Megapixel HIPerSpace Wall at Calit2

I was checking a friend's tweets, she has posted the below link, it is a Software Studies initiative (UC San Diego) using Cultural Analytics techniques to develop a software that comes up with a way to turn Mark Rothko's paintings to a set of data that could be graphed and turn those graphs into a collection of paintings.
It is one example of computing that serves adding up new layers to analyzing, or, as Lev Manovich would put it in his book "The Language of New Media", it is the "computer's unique possibilities to generate, organize, manipulate, and distribute data" (while still paying attention to cultural history).

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