Data (after)Lives at the University of Pittsburgh: A Constellations Exhibition in the University Art Gallery

  • Alison Langmead Director of the Visual Media Workshop (VMW) in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Paulina Pardo Gaviria History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh
Keywords: Digital Humanities, curatorial, exhibition, data

Abstract

This brief essay presents the exhibition Data (after)Lives, which was held in the University Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh from September 8 to October 14, 2016. This show was the culmination of a year’s work between the Department of History of Art and Architecture (HAA) and several outside collaborators. It was produced within the Constellations model of research and teaching that is fundamental to the workings of the HAA department as well as to the Visual Media Workshop, the digital humanities lab directed by Alison Langmead (https://haa.pitt.edu/visual-media-workshop), the lead curator of Data (after)Lives. This essay gathers together a few texts produced for the exhibition and presents the experience of working on the show, which was produced by an exceptional group of people, all of whom brought fantastic insight and energy to the project. The online exhibition of Data (after)Lives: The Persistence of Encoded Identity is currently on view at the University Art Gallery website (http://uag.pitt.edu).


Author Biographies

Alison Langmead, Director of the Visual Media Workshop (VMW) in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Alison Langmead is the Director of the Visual Media Workshop (VMW) in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information. The mission of the VMW is to develop and encourage the creation of innovative methods for producing, disseminating, and preserving academic work using digital technologies as a fundamental component of the scholarly toolkit. 

Paulina Pardo Gaviria, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

Paulina Pardo Gaviria is a PhD candidate in the University of Pittsburgh’s History of Art and Architecture department specializing in art from Latin America. Examining the development of contemporary art from Brazil, her dissertation project is the first monographic approach to the work of Brazilian artist Letícia Parente (1930-1991). 

Published
2017-11-30
How to Cite
Langmead, A., & Pardo Gaviria, P. (2017). Data (after)Lives at the University of Pittsburgh: A Constellations Exhibition in the University Art Gallery. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 6(1), 36-42. https://doi.org/10.5195/contemp.2017.220
Section
Articles