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Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Melissa Terras

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The ink and stylus tablets discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda are a unique resource for scholars of ancient history. However, the stylus tablets in particular are extremely difficult to read. ... More


Digitising Cuneiform Tablets

Carlo Vandecasteele, Luc Van Gool, Karel Van Lerberghe, Johan Van Rompay, and Patrick Wambacq

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

In 1850, ‘Assyriology’, or the science of reading and interpreting cuneiform, was created. During this period, historians travelled to the Middle East and spent years copying cuneiform tablets. Now, ... More


A Comic Aesthetic

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Golden Age of Comic Book Filmmaking saw filmmakers engaging with the language of comics with unprecedented enthusiasm, often by utilizing the control offered by digital technologies. Bullet-time, ... More


Introduction: Formative Fictions and the Work of News Images

Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

in Image Brokers: Visualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286368
eISBN:
9780520961616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286368.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter discusses how digitalization transformed photojournalism. Digitalization refers to the way many domains of social life, including journalism and military operations, are ... More


Physical Presences: Reality, Materiality, Corporeality

Markos Hadjioannou

in From Light to Byte: Toward an Ethics of Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677610
eISBN:
9781452947990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677610.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the material guarantee of celluloid made perceptible in the physical connection between reality and the technical elements of digital technology. More specifically, it considers ... More


Graphesis and Code

Johanna Drucker

in SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226165073
eISBN:
9780226165097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses graphesis and code in relation to the development SpecLab. It questions the underlying the authority of digital media as construed in the popular imagination and shows that the ... More


Spatial Coordinates: In between Celluloid Strips and Codified Pixels

Markos Hadjioannou

in From Light to Byte: Toward an Ethics of Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677610
eISBN:
9781452947990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677610.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the spatial framework between the numerical and interactive screen and the spectator/user of celluloid. Before discussing digital spatiality, it considers the technical ... More


Mars in the Making: Digital Documentary Practices in Contemporary Planetary Science

Janet Vertesi

in Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226129112
eISBN:
9780226129259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129259.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay examines the practices of making an image into a scientific document through the case study of digital image processing in contemporary planetary science. Using computational methods, ... More


Drawing as: Distinctions and Disambiguation in Digital Images of Mars

Janet Vertesi

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter draws on two years of ethnographic fieldwork with the Mars Exploration Rover mission team to examine the use of images in the daily work of mission science. The author elaborates how ... More


The Bride is Dance

Douglas Rosenberg

in Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199772612
eISBN:
9780199949670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter uses Marcel Duchamp’s well-known sculpture The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even as a metaphor for a particular kind of courtship that is identified as present throughout the ... More


Generating Stimuli

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

The implementation of experiments generally starts with the definition of what is displayed to the observer. This chapter is designed to take the reader through a simple introduction to digital ... More


The Memory of Cinema

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the complex and varied fascination of contemporary art with the history of theatrical cinema, or what the author calls the memory of cinema. The memory of cinema in current ... More


Inventing Intervals: The Digital Image in Metropolis and Gankutsuō

Marc Steinberg

in Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Anime is constituted through the expansion of the interval between images in two sites: between images in a sequence and between layers of the image. This chapter argues that anime’s encounter with ... More


Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Catelijne Coopman, Janet Vertesi, Michaeland Lynch, and Steve Woolgar (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited, the long-awaited sequel to the influential volume, Representation in Scientific Practice, unites original editors Michael Lynch and Steve Woolgar with ... More


Universal Synthesizer and Window: Cellular Automata as a New Kind of Cybernetic Image

Tim Otto Roth and Andreas Deutsch

in Imagery in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015721
eISBN:
9780262315159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015721.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The authors of this chapter refer to the 1940s concept called cellular automata, which follows a naïve rule; cells in a rectangular grid undergo self-organized dynamic growth without a central ... More


The Digital Image

Thomas Nail

in Theory of the Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190924034
eISBN:
9780190924065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924034.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter looks at the material and kinetic structure of the electromagnetic field itself and considers the way in which it has hybridized contemporary aesthetics.


3.2 Digital Technology and Ancient Manuscripts

Alan Bowman

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Digital technology has transformed the research environment as well as scholarly access to documents, including ancient ones. In particular, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have ... More


Modeling and Iconization

Inge Hinterwaldner

in The Systemic Image: A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035040
eISBN:
9780262335546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Informed with how modelling practices take place, positions in model theory have revised too simplistic syntactic or semantic views. Analogously, it is now necessary to recognize that also the ... More


The Systemic Image: A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations

Inge Hinterwaldner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035040
eISBN:
9780262335546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In media art history as well as in science studies an intensified reception of cybernetic and system-theoretical concepts can be seen in the last few years. In the book a conceptualization of the ... More


The Generative Image

Thomas Nail

in Theory of the Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190924034
eISBN:
9780190924065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924034.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

simply valorize the digital or even the generative The generative arts have invented a new artistic pedesis and laid the ground for a new materialist aesthetics of the image. The chapter discusses ... More


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