Event

Oct 15, 2019
Camera Obscura Interactive Database and Timeline

In this talk Montserrat will introduce us to her project “camera obscura interactive database and timeline” and the use of digital tools such as as Filemaker for the database and OmniGraffle for the timeline.

Montserrat’s work surveys the camera obscura’s evolution in the Western world. She has created a timeline to provide a global overview of the history of the camera obscura and, as her work is also based on the selection and compilation of documentary sources, she has also produced a database with related illustrations. She is currently working on an online presentation of this timeline and database.

Her work is based on her documentary research done for her doctoral thesis: "The Camera Obscura as Prehistory of Photography” (2014), and it could be seen as an “analogic” database and timeline as part of the exhibition "On the camera obscura," shown in Cuenca and Ciudad Real (Spain) and at the MPIWG in 2015-16, and at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin 2016–17. This documentary part is still shown in the MPIWG library.
 

Address
Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Room 215
Contact and Registration

All are welcome to attend, regardless of prior experience of the digital humanities. Registration is required for external participants. To register, and for further information on the Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch series email Research IT Group.

About This Series

Brown Bag Lunch is a bi-weekly meeting of researchers at the MPIWG who use or want to learn more about digital research methods, broadly encompassed by the term Digital Humanities. In the Brown Bag Lunch meetings, researchers can discuss tools, share ideas and experiences (good and bad), and learn from each other. Each session explores a new topic; workshops are usually interactive, and we often invite external speakers. Please feel free to bring your lunch, and a laptop or notebook in order to participate!

2019-10-15T12:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2019-10-15 12:00:00 2019-10-15 13:30:00 Camera Obscura Interactive Database and Timeline In this talk Montserrat will introduce us to her project “camera obscura interactive database and timeline” and the use of digital tools such as as Filemaker for the database and OmniGraffle for the timeline. Montserrat’s work surveys the camera obscura’s evolution in the Western world. She has created a timeline to provide a global overview of the history of the camera obscura and, as her work is also based on the selection and compilation of documentary sources, she has also produced a database with related illustrations. She is currently working on an online presentation of this timeline and database. Her work is based on her documentary research done for her doctoral thesis: "The Camera Obscura as Prehistory of Photography” (2014), and it could be seen as an “analogic” database and timeline as part of the exhibition "On the camera obscura," shown in Cuenca and Ciudad Real (Spain) and at the MPIWG in 2015-16, and at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin 2016–17. This documentary part is still shown in the MPIWG library.   MPIWG Shih-Pei ChenFlorian KräutliDirk WintergrünRobert Casties admin@example.com Europe/Berlin public