New Geographies of Feminist Art: The Critical Potential of Metadata

10 Oct

GWSS Departmental Research Colloquia – October 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

Research Commons, Allen Library, in “Green A” (the fishbowl room just inside the entrance to the RC)

Sasha Welland, Ph.D. presents:

New Geographies of Feminist Art: The Critical Potential of Metadata

This presentation describes the process of building a digital platform for a book on Chinese contemporary art worlds that critiques masculinist canon formation and narratives of global feminist art centered in the West. This web publication presents an argument about art worldings with spatial, temporal, and gendered dimensions through mappings that incorporate images, video, and narrated visual essays with Chinese and English audio tracks. I focus on the development of metadata schema–the categorical data assigned to digital objects such as images–as a feminist interpretive project. What new forms of analysis, display, and archiving are made possible in digital humanities environments by metadata?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: