"Galileo's Reading" Book Presentation by Crystal Hall
– 6:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room
Crystal Hall, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities with the Digital and Computational Studies Initiative, shares Galileo Galilei's insults written for philosophers and inspired by Italian poets with a reading from her new book. Also, in celebration of Galileo's 450th birthday and 404th anniversary of his observation of the moon and Jupiter, attendees will partake in a live demonstration using Galileoscopes. These telescopes allow one to view things the same as Galileo.
Crystal Hall holds a PhD and an MA in Italian from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching draw from the interdisciplinary crossroads of Italian literature, early modern science and philosophy, and digital studies. The research for Galileo's Reading generated the material for her digital humanities project "Galileo's Library" and the conclusions she reached while writing the book are allowing her to test new tools for large-scale text analysis in multilingual bodies of work.
Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.
David Stork Lecture: Computer Vision in the Study of Art: New Rigorous Approaches to the Study of Paintings and Drawings
– 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
What can computers reveal about images that even the best-trained connoisseurs, art historians and artist cannot? How much more powerful and revealing will these methods become? In short, how is the "hard humanities" field of computer image and analysis of art changing our understanding of paintings and drawings?