Distant Viewing Lab

Distant Viewing: Analyzing Large Visual Corpora
Visual Style in Two Network-Era Sitcoms
Enriching Photography with Image Region Segmentation
DVT: Python Package for the Analysis of Visual Culture
Visualizing a Historic Photograph with a Generous Interface

Distant Viewing Toolkit (DVT)

Distant Viewing Toolkit: Demo and Example Usage
HILT2019: Image Analysis with Deep Learning

With support from:

Analyzing Visual Culture

The Distant Viewing Lab uses and develops computational techniques to analyze visual culture on a large scale. It develops tools, methods, and datasets that can be re-used by other researchers. The lab engages closely with critical cultural and data studies, aiming to make explicit the interpretive act of algorithmic logic. The Lab is directed by Taylor Arnold and Lauren Tilton.

For the theoretical underpinnings of the lab, see the following paper:

"Distant Viewing: Analyzing Large Visual Corpora."
Taylor Arnold and Lauren Tilton. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Published online 15 March 2019.

An example of the current results from our Distant Viewing Toolkit is shown below.

Further information and examples can be accessed from the links on the left-hand side. Please contact us if you have any questions or would be interested in collaborating on future projects.