Revisualizing Visual Culture (Digital Research in the Arts by Hazel Gardiner, Chris Bailey

By Hazel Gardiner, Chris Bailey

Some time past two decades electronic expertise has had an intensive impression on all of the disciplines linked to the visible arts - this e-book offers specialist perspectives of that influence. by means of the complicated ICT equipment now being hired, this quantity information the iconic results and advances now made attainable in paintings heritage and its linked disciplines. The authors learn the main complicated and demanding instruments and applied sciences, from the continued improvement of the Semantic net to 3D visualization, concentrating on the research of artwork within the a variety of contexts of cultural background collections, electronic repositories and records. in addition they evaluation the impression of complex ICT tools from technical, methodological and philosophical views, projecting supported theories for the way forward for scholarship during this box. The booklet not just charts the advancements that experience taken position formerly but additionally shows which complex tools promise so much for the long run.

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W. White, B. Kules and B. Bederson, Exploratory Search Interfaces: Categorization, Clustering and Beyond, Report on the XSI 2005 Workshop at the HumanComputer Interaction Laboratory, University of Maryland, 2005, Communications of the ACM, Volume 49, Number 4 (2006), pp. 36–39. pdf, accessed April 2009. Do a Thousand Words Paint a Picture? 23 Most of the ‘problems’ with sharing images in cyberspace relate to the fact that the meaning or information value of an image is dependent on the perception of the user, more than the intentions of the provider: While the observer is only the onlooker, this ‘looking’ is a kind of movement.

Firschein, ‘Classifying Objectionable Websites Based on Image Content’, in Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems and Telecommunication Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 1483 (Berlin/ Heidelberg: Springer, 1998), p. 113. Revisualizing Visual Culture 18 On top of such practical difficulties in identifying naked flesh, there are also the subjective complications of deciding whether an image is actually objectionable or not: if CBIR could successfully identify naked bodies, it would, presumably, also block medical images, innocent holiday snaps and, in art terms, paintings of nudes.

For example, what if you want to find something from a domain where you have a general interest but not specific knowledge? 20 In all cases, word-led systems will never completely meet the possible range of perspectives of users of images. They also have a fundamental Achilles heel: to work in any way they require someone to add the information to the image. The eye of the beholder The previous sections have focused on differing technological approaches to the use of images within internet technologies and, in some cases, have alluded to the uses of such images themselves.

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