Computational Art

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Martin Wattenberg
IBM Visual Communication Lab
http://www.bewitched.com/

Martin Wattenberg is a computer scientist and new media artist whose work focuses on the visual explorations of culturally significant data (http://www.bewitched.com/). He is the founding manager of IBM’s Visual Communication Lab, which researches new forms of visualization and how they can enable better collaboration. The lab’s latest project is Many Eyes, an experiment in open public data visualization and analysis. Wattenberg is also known for his visualization-based artwork, which has been exhibited at the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Tom Knab
CIO
College of Arts and Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
http://artsci.case.edu/bakernord/doku.php

I’m interested in working with people developing and implementing the best tools and approaches for supporting digital humanities for research, collaboration and teaching. I have particular interest in networked tools for collaboration and communication. The faculty, students and other scholars associated with our Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University are using some digital tools and resources, and would like to engage with the burgeoning national digital humanities community.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition

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Sarah Schmidt
MSLIS student
Syracuse University

Fields of Interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Electronic Literature, Computational Art

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Doug McDonald
Ph.D. candidate
History of Culture
University of Chicago

Fields of Interest: Computational Art, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition

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Wade Chandler
Adjunct Instructor
IAM
Columbia College

Visual Arts, Vjing, Peggy 2.0, Sculpture, Sound

Fields of Interest: Imaging/Visualization, Computational Art, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition

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Cheryl Ball
Editor, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy
English
Illinois State University
www.ceball.com

I’m interested in the intersections of aesthetics and rhetorics in digital texts, with a focus on multimodal, digital scholarship.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance

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Gabor Hizo
Student
UIC

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Gaming, Augmented Reality, Computational Art, Music Cognition

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David Mei
Student
UIC

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Gaming, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art

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S. DiBenedetto
BFA candidate
Architecture and the Arts
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art + Design

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art

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Jesus Duran
Undergraduate Student
UIC

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance

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Harlan Wallach
Architect for Media Technology
A & R T
Northwestern University
http://nuamps.at.northwestern.edu

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Performance, Collaborative Technologies

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Jason Salavon
Assistant Professor
Dept of Visual Arts/Computation Institute
University of Chicago
http://salavon.com

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Collaborative Technologies

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Michael Jinks
Systems Administrator
Academic Technologies
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Gaming, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition

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Kaylea H Champion
Staff
Project Bamboo
www.projectbamboo.org

As the Demonstrator Project Manager for the Bamboo Planning Process, I’m interested in the breadth and depth of digital humanities, with a particular focus on areas where improved coordination, infrastructure, and shareable resources have the potential to better enable research for arts & humanities scholars. I am also the director of Scholarly Technology and Research Computing, part of the central IT group at the University of Chicago.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies, Music Cognition, Cinematic Syntax

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Paul Hertz
Collaborative Applications Developer
The Collaboratory Project
Northwestern University
http://ignotus.com/

As an artist, I work in both digital and traditional media, with particular interest in intermedia, algorithmic composition, and performance. At Northwestern University, where I taught interactive multimedia and virtual reality for artists for many years, I am currently working at the Collaboratory Project, a collaborative online environment for K12 education. I have curated various exhibitions of electronic media. With Debora Wood I was co-curator of “Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print,” which showed at the Block Museum, Northwestern University, in January-April 2008.

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Performance, Collaborative Technologies

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Bill Sterner
Lecturer, Dir. MacLab
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
U of Chicago

I’ve long been interested in crossover projects between computing and the humanities, and have taught a variety of courses related to themes of “computer programming as a liberal art.” I’m currently working on a monograph on Aristotle’s Poetics as a productive science that may someday have implications for thinking about artifactual design. Brenda Laurel’s Computers as Theater would be in a related domain space.

Fields of interest: Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, Libraries/Digital Archives, Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies, Cinematic Syntax

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Daniel Sauter
Assistant Professor
School of Art+Design
University of Illinois at Chicago
http://daniel-sauter.com

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Augmented Reality, Computational Art

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Orion Montoya
Computational Lexicographer
http://mdcclv.com

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Mobile Devices, Computational Art, Collaborative Technologies

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Betsy Kruger
Associate Professor
University Library
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/digitizedbotw/

Head of digital content creation at University Library.

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search

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Sofia J. Athenikos
Ph.D. Student
College of Information Science and Technology
Drexel University
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~sj94/

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, GIS/Mapping, Computational Linguistics, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Augmented Reality, Modelling/Simulations, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Music Cognition, Cinematic Syntax, Artificial Intelligence (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning), Semantic Web (Description Logics, Rules, Ontologies), Visual Analytics, Intelligence and Security Informatics, Conceptual Modeling

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Sylvia Mendoza
Design & Production Dir.
UC Press

As a publisher, and in particular a production person responsible for the dissemination of content, I’m interested in learning about how researchers do their work.

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Mobile Devices, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Semantic Search, Collaborative Technologies

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Carmela Mattza
Ph.D Candidate
Romance Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago

I am interested in Digital Libraries, particularly I focus on pedagogical strategies to make them accessible through my teaching in the classroom. “Perseus” and The “Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes” (BVMC) are among those I use a lot, although because of my area of expertise it is BVMC the one I use the most. BVMC is one of the largest digital libraries in the Spanish speaking world and it is free. It provides access to texts in a variety of areas (science, arts, humanities, newspapers, etc) and time (medieval, early modern, modern, contemporary, etc.).

Fields of interest: Libraries/Digital Archives, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Collaborative Technologies

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Chris Bench
Ph.D. Candidate
English
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Text Analysis , Modelling/Simulations, Electronic Literature, Computational Art

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Arno Bosse
Senior Director for Technology
Division of the Humanities
University of Chicago
http://humanities.uchicago.edu

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Libraries/Digital Archives, Gaming, Mobile Devices, Computational Art, Performance, Cinematic Syntax

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Michelle Menzies
PhD student
English Language and Literature,  Cinema Studies
University of Chicago

Fields of interest: Imaging/Visualization, GIS/Mapping, Gaming, Augmented Reality, Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Performance, Cinematic Syntax, Contemporary Art

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Jim Hodge
Ph.D. candidate
English Department
University of Chicago
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/blogs/newmedia/

I’m interested in media theory and history, film theory, digital literature, and more specifically the status of history in information culture and aesthetics.

Interests: Electronic Literature, Computational Art, Cinematic Syntax

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Tim Allen
Programmer/Researcher
Romance Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago

I work for the ARTFL Project at the University of Chicago.

Interests: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Computational Art, Libraries/Archives

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Freddrick Logan
Ph.D. candidate
Lewis Department of Humanities
Illinois Institute of Technology
http://freddricklogan.com

I’m a Ph.D. student at the Illinois Institute of Technology. My area of activity is in Technical and Scientific Communications. I’m interested in conducting research in distance learning, open source technology, as well as pedagogy in technological driven environments. My credentials are dynamic, ranging from training in computation, digital media, information technology, communication systems, business applications software and end-user consulting. My research interests for my doctoral degree include open source technology, digital media, and scientific communication. Please visit my website@ http://freddricklogan.com.

Interests: Data Mining/Machine Learning, Imaging/Visualization, Information Retrieval, Libraries/Digital Archives, Augmented Reality, Computational Art, Augmented Reality, Semantic Search, Performance, Collaborative Technologies

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