Visualizing Art, Law and Markets
Victoria Szabo: art, art history, and visual studies (AAHVS) and program director, Information Science + Information Studies (ISIS)
Hillary Coe Smith, Sandra van Ginhoven, Katherine De Vos Devine, AAHVS
Steve Chall, RENCI
Eric Monson, Visualization Technology Group
This project, which applies information visualization techniques to the study of emerging art markets, will be integrated into the information visualization program. The project involves a team from the Duke Visual Studies Initiative (VSI) and seeks to create a collaborative infrastructure for analyzing market flows in early modern Europe using a variety of media incorporated into a database-driven, dynamic visualization tool. The tool will visualize influence networks and geographic market maps in order to understand how art markets emerged and grew. The research team plans to develop the tool so it will be useful to other VSI scholars.
We will present on our database structure and project plans at the annual College Art Association conference in February 2012.