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the countdown to is on: sharpen your pencils, brew some fresh coffee, and clear your browser cache:

… and submit your abstract by 15 May!

RT Our Call for Participation is out now:

Send us your best work in & – and put our stellar program committee to work! The abstract submission deadline is 15 May 2018.

Many thanks to & for crafting our new website

RT VISAP'18 - the Arts Program runs from 23-26 October 2018 in Berlin. Theme for the Call for Entries this year is data and identities; submissions due on June 1st.

during workshop at on Mediatisation, Visualisation and Participation in Urban Planning speaks about Deep Mediatization as a thorough coupling between media innovation and social change that turns into a »media manifold« (joint research with

in the theory track at , proposes the establishment of Critical Digital Cultural Studies as an institutional, societal, methodological and theoretical reflection about contemporary culture

enlightening argument by Daniel Althof at : and the computer are no antagonists of the humanities: the analysis of signs may be supported by algorithms, but their interpretation remains a human endeavor

I wrote a couple of essays on interaction design and data visualisation. The most recent one — "Strategies for Design-Science Collaboration" — might also be interesting for this community!

Feedback welcome!

i just added our latest demos of collection interfaces to the page:

visualizations of dada, coins, textbooks and a national library by

RT unser vortrag zu kritisch-generativen methoden zur konzeption experimenteller visualisierungen um 11:00 in hörsaal b mit

Sybille Krämer finishes her keynote with a plea for a social epistemology that relies on collective and collaborative work and overcomes the methodological individualism of the past. a nice way to start off a conference!

the thorn of the digital is fourfold:
- technique as cultural practice
- textuality as coding/recoding
- visuality as epistemic device
- networks as diagrams

in her keynote Sybille Krämer is making the case that the digital can be viewed as a thorn of the humanities - and cites Johanna Drucker:

"the tasks of creating metadata, doing markup, and making classification schemes or information architectures forced humanists to make explicit many assumptions often left implicit in our work"

Mario Klingemann describes his self-taught art practice based on neural networks, especially generative adversarial networks. Looking forward to part 2 and 3:

just caught last day of Evidentiary Realism “a platform featuring artists engaged in Investigative, Forensic, and Documentary art practices” at -
the website contains all the descriptions of the artworks and essays

gorgeous installation by United Visual Artists consisting of a set of window blinds that reflect the gently moving light and shade in front of a tree

great discussion on the interaction and visualization challenges of machine learning

congratulations and on this experimental mobile podcast interface and an insightful + moving first episode of Strange Bird!

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