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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A grant from the Getty Foundation was awarded in support of a 2-year advanced institute in digital art history to be led by principal investigator Victoria Szabo, associate research professor of visual and media studies. The grant is given as part of the Getty Foundation’s Digital Art History Initiative and reflects the confidence of the Foundation in the quality of the project. The workshop will be co-sponsored by the international... read more about Getty Grant for Advanced Institute in Digital Art History »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Duke University has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a Summer 2018 Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. Led by Victoria Szabo, associate research professor of visual and media studies, and hosted at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Virtual and Augmented Reality for the Digital Humanities Institute (VARDHI) integrates humanities teaching and scholarship with artificial and virtual reality... read more about NEH Grant for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities  »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Jacopo de’Barbari, View of Venice, 1500, c. 1460/1470-1516 or before. Woodcut from six blocks on six sheets of paper, 52 1/4 x 109 1/4 in. (132.72 x 277.5 cm) (sheet). Minneapolis Institute of Art. The John R. Van Derlip Fund. 2010.88. Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. September 7 – December 31, 2017 The Nasher Museum presents a multi-media exhibition that brings to life the city of Venice through Jacopo de’ Barbari... read more about A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’Barbari’s View of 1500 »

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

INSTALLATION ARRAY Monolithography, Or Me, my friends and ( I I - ) Laurids Andersen Sonne August 28 – September 15, 2017 Opening reception Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4 PM Fragments of summer time spent in the saddle of a faded-blue cyclepro blizzard, between; chanterelles, smoked herring on rye, birdwatching, a birthday party in a Mauritanian nomad tent, listening for the elusive... read more about Monolithography, Or Me, my friends and ( I I - )  »

Daïchi Saïto, Engram of Returning
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This symposium intends to probe more closely into how the complex processes of current modes of cultural production and reception involve the immediate and deep pasts. Technological obsolescence, the physical archive, and the contemporary artist’s reengagement with pre-digital technologies are a few of the topics that will be explored during four panel sessions, featuring contemporary artists, whose new work exploits older or analog technologies... read more about SYMPOSIUM: Material Desire in the Digital Age »

Building Better Cathedrals
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How art history scholar Caroline Bruzelius used technology to create and improve her iconic Gothic cathedrals course DURHAM — Your mom may be cool, but did she ever strap you to her chest and carry you to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral? Caroline Bruzelius, as an assistant art history professor at Duke, did just that in 1986 when her son Anders was just three weeks old. Bruzelius had just received permission to scale the... read more about Building Better Cathedrals »

Inside the construction zone: Exploring Duke's new Arts Center
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

By Adam Beyer | The Chronicle | Monday, March 27 2017 When it opens in January, the new Duke Arts Center will add thousands of square feet to expand the University’s arts programming. The Chronicle got an early look at the... read more about Inside the construction zone: Exploring Duke's new Arts Center »

Monday, June 26, 2017

This fall, Elisabeth Narkin (PhD ’17) will begin a position as a post-doctoral fellow in spatial humanities at Rice University's Humanities Research Center in Houston, Texas. While at Rice, Narkin will teach a Humanities Design Studio course, advance her book project, "Constructing Dynasty: Architecture and the French Royal Family," and participate in the scholarly life of the Research Center.... read more about Humanities Research Center, Rice University »

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pinar Yoldas, The Kitty AI: Artificial Intelligence for Governance, 2016, video still Pinar Yoldas (PhD, ’17) presented the USA debut screening of The Kitty AI : Artificial Intelligence for Governance (2016) at the Upfor Gallery at Transfer, New York on May 6 and May 13, 2017. “It is year 2039. An artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She leads a politician-free... read more about The Kitty AI »

Monday, June 26, 2017

Entangled Encryptions 2, a unique multi-color woodblock print by Merrill Shatzman, professor of the practice of visual arts, has been selected for inclusion in the Hida-Takayama Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale 2017 Japan. Shatzman is one of two American printmakers represented in the group of twenty artists included in the Triennale from different countries. Her woodblock print is part of the fifty-nine works that will be... read more about Hida-Takayama Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale  »

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