Beautiful Data design workshop planned
In his role at Harvard, Tim Maly (Lecturer, Industrial Design) is involved in running a design workshop this summer about the futures of museums. Called “Beautiful Data,” the Getty-funded workshop is about making use of open collections in museums, especially art museums.
This second annual offering of Beautiful Data will focus on “difficult collections” poised on the edge of the digital/material divide. Participants will be introduced to concepts and skills necessary to make use of open collections to develop art-historical storytelling through data visualization, interactive media, enhanced curatorial description and exhibition practice, digital publication, and data-driven, object-oriented teaching. Intended for art historians, scholars of visual culture, and museum professionals at all career stages, admission is on a competitive basis. All participants will receive a stipend covering housing and travel expenses.