Archive of Programme
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.
Start: Nov 26, 2014 5:30:00 PM
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.