Computation and the Liberal Arts Colloquium

Part of the Digital & Computational Studies Initiative

Sarah IamsSarah Iams, "The Zigzagging Flight of Mosquitoes and other Insects"
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:00pm, Druckenmiller 20
Visiting Instructor, Bowdoin Department of Mathematics

Insight into the flight patterns of mosquitoes and other insects through the analysis of data drawn from slow motion movies of mosquitoes in free flight.

Anne Helmreich, Anne Helmreich, "Markets and Networks: An Art Historian's Journey into the Digital Landscape"
Friday, November 2, 2012, 12:30pm, Beam Classroom, VAC
Senior Program Officer, Getty Foundation

Dr. Helmreich has published widely on British art, including work on garden history, landscape painting, and the history of London's art market. She is currently serving as a Senior Program Officer at the Getty Foundation, where one of her areas of specialization is the digital humanities. She will speak about her most recent scholarship, which uses social network analysis to visualize and interpret the international art market in the late 19th century. She will also offer her perspective on the present condition and future of the digital humanities, and the ways in which art historians and other humanists might integrate computational methodologies into their own work.

Paul Kaiser,