Introduction to the Venice Time Machine
Digital Humanities Laboratory
Frederic Kaplan
frederic.kaplan@epfl.ch
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Panoramic intensification leads to the experience of the
Big Now and creates a narrative crisis.

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How can the past be more present ?

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Doris Stockly

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incanti.dhlab.ch

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Multidimensional case studies

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The central scientific challenge of the project is
qualifying, quantifying and representing uncertainty and
inconsistency a...
How can we detect and correct inconsistencies ? How can
we represent uncertainty ?

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Such kind of projects needs an ethics of representation.

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An ethics of representation imposes a certain level of
formalism

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Aligning different data sets also imposes an additional
level of formalism

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There is a need for semantic framework capable of coding
historical information and meta-historical information.

Introduc...
This implies not only to model historical information, but
to model each step of the construction of historical
knowledge....
Eventually, with simulation, algorithms tend to play a
bigger role in historical debates.

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These three evolutions create a shift in historical
practices, introducing algorithms as new mediators.

Introduction to t...
How should we communicate this new research to a large
audience ? Venice with its 30 million visitors / year is one
of the...
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Is research in the Humanities about to undergo an
evolution similar to what happened to life sciences 30
years ago ?

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This evolution is characterized by projects at a new scale,
beyond what any single research team can do.

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We need to foster a new generation of Digital Humanists
ready for this shift.

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These students will not only benefit from such large scale
projects, they will play an active role for their success.

Intr...
Thank you.

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  1. 1. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine Digital Humanities Laboratory Frederic Kaplan frederic.kaplan@epfl.ch
  2. 2. 1972 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 9
  3. 3. 2005 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 10
  4. 4. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 11
  5. 5. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 12
  6. 6. 2011 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 14
  7. 7. Panoramic intensification leads to the experience of the Big Now and creates a narrative crisis. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 17
  8. 8. How can the past be more present ? Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 18
  9. 9. 1896 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 19
  10. 10. 1896 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 20
  11. 11. Can we add a slider on Google maps or on Facebook ? Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 21
  12. 12. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 22
  13. 13. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 23
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  18. 18. Garzoni project / Valentina Sapienza et. al. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 28
  19. 19. Garzoni project / Valentina Sapienza et. al. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 29
  20. 20. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 30
  21. 21. 1500 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 31
  22. 22. 1550 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 32
  23. 23. 1572 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 33
  24. 24. 1576 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 34
  25. 25. 1765 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 35
  26. 26. 1829 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 36
  27. 27. 1859 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 37
  28. 28. 1910 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 38
  29. 29. 1008 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 39
  30. 30. 808 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 40
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  43. 43. Visualizing Venice / Accademia / Svalduz, di Lenardo et al Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 53
  44. 44. 900 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 55
  45. 45. 1000 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 56
  46. 46. 1100 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 57
  47. 47. 1200 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 58
  48. 48. 1300 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 59
  49. 49. 1400 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 60
  50. 50. 1500 Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 61
  51. 51. Doris Stockly Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 62
  52. 52. incanti.dhlab.ch Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 63
  53. 53. Multidimensional case studies Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 64
  54. 54. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 65
  55. 55. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 66
  56. 56. The central scientific challenge of the project is qualifying, quantifying and representing uncertainty and inconsistency at each step of this process. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 67
  57. 57. How can we detect and correct inconsistencies ? How can we represent uncertainty ? Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 68
  58. 58. Such kind of projects needs an ethics of representation. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 69
  59. 59. An ethics of representation imposes a certain level of formalism Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 70
  60. 60. Aligning different data sets also imposes an additional level of formalism Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 71
  61. 61. There is a need for semantic framework capable of coding historical information and meta-historical information. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 72
  62. 62. This implies not only to model historical information, but to model each step of the construction of historical knowledge. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 73
  63. 63. Eventually, with simulation, algorithms tend to play a bigger role in historical debates. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 74
  64. 64. These three evolutions create a shift in historical practices, introducing algorithms as new mediators. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 75
  65. 65. How should we communicate this new research to a large audience ? Venice with its 30 million visitors / year is one of the best place to imagine the museum of the future. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 76
  66. 66. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 77
  67. 67. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 78
  68. 68. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 79
  69. 69. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 80
  70. 70. Is research in the Humanities about to undergo an evolution similar to what happened to life sciences 30 years ago ? Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 81
  71. 71. This evolution is characterized by projects at a new scale, beyond what any single research team can do. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 82
  72. 72. We need to foster a new generation of Digital Humanists ready for this shift. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 83
  73. 73. These students will not only benefit from such large scale projects, they will play an active role for their success. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 84
  74. 74. Thank you. Introduction to the Venice Time Machine | 2013 85

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