No-Tech Introduction: Computational Image Processing for Humanists

Mon, Mar 19 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Frost Library, 210

Can you find a specific book in the Library of Congress based on the cover’s color? Is it possible to machine-classify a museum’s archive of uncatalogued portraits? Can you search the topics of 19th-century newspapers based on their digitized images, without text? Join Mellon Five College Postdoc in DH and Blended Learning Amanda Henrichs for a No-Tech Introduction to Computational Image Processing. This talk will demonstrate several popular image-processing tools and databases in order to get at their underlying logic. Topics will include kinds of research questions that can be asked and answered, some pitfalls to be avoided, and resources for further research and/or teaching. No tech, experience or RSVP required. Open to all. Lunch will be provided!

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