#arthistory: Mining Social Media to Historicize the Contemporary

Slides from my talk for the #arlis2015 panel “Creating New Worlds: The Digital Humanities and the Future of Art Research Methodologies

Abstract:

The ubiquity of image- and video- based social media platforms like InstaGram, Tumblr, and Vine give art history students an opportunity to engage dynamically with contemporary imagery in a live setting. This paper will describe how engaging critically with images in social media can provide valuable insights into audience response to contemporary and historical art, along with an ever-changing catalog of the contemporary gaze; as well as offering students exposure to concepts of metadata, text mining, information literacy, data visualization, and copyright and fair use.

I recorded the talk and will transcribe it later this week.

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