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Quantifying Artistic Experiences: How Art Metadata Can Be Used to Understand Audiences’ Encounters With Art


Oct 26, 2023   11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Thomas Serban Von Davier University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Thomas Serban Von Davier

Presentation on YouTube.

Current discourse with art and computations focuses heavily on generative AI. Underneath this trending narrative is an ongoing effort to understand and parse metadata relating to traditional art world practices. Museums, galleries, and auction houses are all working to digitize their recording, including data relating to individual pieces of art that have been previously inaccessible. As a result, we have unprecedented access to art metadata. Our work explores the opportunities to apply computational processes (topic models, NLP, image extraction) to the metadata to understand audiences’ relation to and with art. Through this work, we can appreciate the value offered by the metadata and how operationalizing the data can improve or alter art viewing experiences.

Gilles Caporossi organizer


Hybrid activity at GERAD
Zoom et salle 4488
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Campus de l'Université de Montréal
2920, chemin de la Tour

Montréal Québec H3T 1J4

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