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How well do Google image results represent reality?

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:26 +0000

Much has been written about Sir Tim Hunt’s remarks at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul earlier this month. The debate has developed in a number of directions, including a discussion about the gender representation in images returned by Google’s image search, with a specific example being made of the male-dominated results when […]


Digital Classicist seminar: dissertation special

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:50:31 +0000

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2015 Friday June 26th at 16:30, in Room G31, Foster Court, Malet Place, WC1E 6BT The seminar this week features Digital Humanities / Digital Classics MA and MSc students from both UCL and KCL giving short presentations on their dissertation research. Two are on the MA/MSc […]



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Decoding Digital Humanities London - November 2014

Start: Nov 5, 2014 6:00:00 PM

The next DDHL meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 and this month we read:  Dowling, D. (2014). Escaping the Shallows: Deep Reading’s Revival in the Digital Age. DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, 8(2).

Scalpels and magic wands: From the physical world of book conservation to the magic of Digital Humanities

Start: Nov 20, 2014 5:30:00 PM

In this lecture, Alberto Campagnolo discusses books as objects in primis. They do contain important written information, but their physicality is also a silent witness that needs to be read and preserved.

Image Aesthetics: From Philosophical to Computational Exploration

Start: Nov 26, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Image Aesthetics_Cristina Amati
Seeking beauty in images has always preoccupied the human mind. Today, the amount of imagery available online, in museums or personal photo collections is incredibly vast and varied. By harnessing these data, together with insights from Philosophy, Art, Colour Theory, Psychology and Neurology, computer scientists are striving to explore the concept of beauty using algorithms and numbers. In this talk I will give an overview of the multidisciplinary knowledge on aesthetics and visual perception and show how Computer Science is contributing to further our understanding of these fields.
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