Jan 10, 2018 1:00:00 PM
End: Jan 10, 2018 7:00:00 PM
This afternoon seminar will examine accessibility and usability issues in digital content, with a particular – but not exclusive – emphasis on learning-disabled people. Within this area, themes will centre around different hardware (mobile, laptop, e-book reader), media (web, e-book, apps), barriers to effective use and experts from various sectors will explain initiatives attempting to address the differing access needs.
Computer vision as critical practice: how digital humanities can teach computers to say what they see
Jan 31, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 31, 2018 6:30:00 PM
Computer vision has made fundamental advances in recent years, but has only just begun to be adopted by digital humanists. This paper will outline some of its humanities applications, including how computational analysis relates to established descriptive practices. Examples will include popular print, early photography and scientific illustration within fields such as book history, conservation research and visual studies.