CAA THATCamp 2015

February 9, 2015 — February 10, 2015
Victoria Szabo

Professor Victoria Szabo is among a group of scholars organizing a THATCamp preceding the 2015 College Art Association Conference. The unconference will focus on new tools and methods for research in architecture, visual arts, new media, and digital art. A full description from the THATCamp webpage is below:



The College Art Association is pleased to announce that the third THATCamp CAA will take place Monday and Tuesday, February 9-10, 2015, just before the annual CAA Conference. Registration is free, and anyone may register. We especially encourage artists to attend this year’s THATCamp CAA.

THATCamp CAA 2014, associated with College Art Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, raised awareness about the new tools and methods available for research in the visual arts and architecture. We hope a third THATCamp CAA in 2015 will continue this process by expanding the community to include new media and digital art, thus embracing a broader community reflective of CAA’s membership that will include artists, designers, scholars, historians, theoreticians, librarians, educators, and students.

As with all THATCamps, the focus will be on a community-generated set of proposed topics. Given this year’s focus on new media and digital art, we especially encourage proposals from individuals or groups who would like to demonstrate, as well as discuss ,digital making techniques within the context of artistic and academic practices.

We hope that THATCamp CAA 2015 will help move the disciplines of art and art history forward into the digital age by increasing awareness of existing digital projects, by creating a community of artists and scholars interested in digital methods, providing hands-on training in digital tools, and raising awareness of non-traditional career paths for digitally-minded studio art and art history professionals.

As in 2014, CAA will schedule a THATCamp follow-up session as part of the formal CAA program that will include a debriefing from THATCamp participants and organizers. THATCamp CAA narratives and session responses will also be posted to the CAA web site as post-conference proceedings.

OPPORTUNITY: Postdoc in Data Curation for Visual Studies

Through generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources, Duke University is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Visual Studies, jointly appointed by the Duke University Libraries and the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. Eligible candidates will have completed a doctoral program in Art History, Digital Media, Historical and Cultural Visualization, or a related field in the past five years. This is a full-time, two-year appointment, with an annual salary of $60,000, including full benefits.

Find out more here.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 29, 2014

Dean Patton Visits Wired!

December 5, 2014

This past Friday, Laurie Patton, Dean of Arts & Sciences, stopped by the Wired! Lab’s weekly open lab time to observe students and faculty at work together and to find out more about the various projects in progress. Here are a few photos from her visit.

Dean Patton joins students and faculty trying out Venice Virtual World, a game that teaches players about historical Venetian architecture and art.

Dean Patton views Digital Athens historical GIS maps with Wired! fellows.

Joseph William, Professor Bruzelius, and Dean Patton discuss next Spring’s Introduction to Art History syllabus.

MFA student Alina Taalman demonstrates to Dean Patton some of her consulting work for Digital Athens.

Ting Lu and Professor Lanzoni discuss Venice Virtual World research documentation while Dean Patton hears about Digital Athens from PhD student Tim Shea.

A student shows Dean Patton and Professor Szabo work in progress on a new augmented reality project, part of Augmenting Urban Experiences.

MA+S Rendezvous: HCVIS Notes from the Field

December 4, 2014
Collision Space, A266, Bay 10, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse


We hope you can join us for a conversation with graduate students in Historical and Cultural Visualization Proseminar 1. The students will present their final projects, and we will discuss these in the context of questions addressed in the course.

Full schedule of the Fall 2014 MA+S Rendezvous.