Bard Graduate Center Logo DML Conversation - Reflecting on Digital Art History, Computational Art History & Beyond

The DML will be hosting a talk by PhD student Deena Engel on Monday, February 22, at 12:15 pm. Her talk is entitled, “Reflecting on Digital Art History, Computational Art History & Beyond”

What is Digital Art History? What is Computational Art History? What kinds of software tools are used and how do these tools inform research on the history of art and design? The advent of the use of computers, digitization of images, and the web for transmission of information have opened the doors to large-scale content delivery and analysis. In addition, great strides in Computer Science using computational methods for digital image analysis have opened up new avenues in research methodologies in the visual arts.

In this talk, Deena will look at an overview of a wide range of digital methodologies and consider how and whether scholars find these to be successful in aiding their research towards a better understanding of the visual arts.

Wednesday, March 3, 12:15–1:15 pm
Meeting ID: 964 7642 6114
Passcode: 724994

Deena Engel’s research interests focus on contemporary art, specifically on the conservation and theory of time-based media art. She has a BA from Jackson College of Tufts University in French and German; an MA from SUNY-Binghamton in Comparative Literature with a focus on Literary Translation from French and German; and an MS in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Deena is the Co-Director along with Prof. Glenn Wharton of the Artist Archives Initiative with a focus on leveraging technology to house and disseminate information on contemporary art. She has worked with major museums over the past 12 years on projects which address the challenges involved in the conservation of Time-based media art and of software-based art in particular. Deena Engel has taught undergraduate computer science courses on web and database technologies, as well as courses for undergraduate and graduate students in the Digital Humanities and the Arts and she supervises undergraduate and graduate student research projects in the Digital Humanities and the Arts.