Cross-language Image Analysis on Wikipedia
This research was part of the DMI Summer School project I did in week two: Menstrual Issues Across Language Spacess
Astrid Bigoni | Zuzana Karascakova | Emily Stacey | Sarah McMonagle
with a big thanks to:
Federica Bardelli (designs)| Giulia de Amicis (designs) | Han-Teng Liao (technical and linguistic advice)
What images are shared across language spaces on Wikipedia regarding menstruation?
> what content specific images are/aren’t shared across languages?
> what wikipedia specific images are/aren’t shared across languages?
> what do the images say about the status of the topic ‘menstruation’ on wikipedia across languages?
Wikipedia Cross-Lingual Image Analysis Tool (DMI)
Run the Wikipedia Cross-Lingual Image Analysis on the topic of ‘menstruation’
Separate the content-specific and the wikipedia-specific images into two folders, two spreadsheets
find which images occur in more than one entry, save a hi-res version of the image and route all paths to this one image in the spreadsheet (similar images are often saved under different filenames.
Visualize what images are shared across which languages and which are unique: show what the user-generated content (images) says about the topic of menstruation across languages.
interpret what the images mean in each entry
group images with the same meaning, give them a label
visualize the image network, color code the labels to show what wikipedia (as a technical platform) says about the topic
Continue reading for findings and discussion
RPFRP #2 is a reflection on the social and creative innovation project the Digital Art Lab. The publication gives the reader practical information and a theoretic framework for hands-on innovation in the cultural sector. It deals with issues such as ‘how to connect with a young audience?’ This innovative trajectory is described sharp and vividly in the Patching Zone members’ and guest authors’ reflections on their work. The book is especially relevant for everyone who’s interested in practice lead research and development, innovation in (leisure) art education, business innovation in the cultural sector and unconventional creative innovation in general.
Together with my colleagues from the Digital Art Lab Project, I will be at ISEA2011 in Istanbul for a street workshop this September. With the Weird/Wonderful Fair we want to direct our attention to openness, flow and co-creation. We invite the local residents of Istanbul to explore with us in a mixture of interactive workshop, intervention and collective art piece.
The Fair attempts to transgress the conference’s boundaries and incorporate the city’s public space, transforming the streets of Istanbul into an open space classroom. Instead of the conventional teacher-student approach which still dominates our educational systems, we propose a mobile peer-teaching format, a more subversive structure where we can use simple DIY projects to facilitate insights.
“Non-automated interactivity: faking it as a methodology in digital arts education”, my essay on teaching methods for digitally augmented dance performance for teenagers was recently published in:
Project management, creative facilitating and teaching
Video production: editing in Final Cut Pro and Premiere
VJ and videomapping skills: Modul8 and Madmapper
Adobe Flash, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Office and CMS systems
Isadora: Troikatronix software for virtual theater and augmented performance
Processing, electronics and physical computing e.g. Arduino.
Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.
Fluent in Dutch and English, good knowledge of German and French, basic Spanish.
= Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK) =
Master of Arts (MA) in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice, 2009-2010
- Graduated with distinction (cum laude)
= University of Amsterdam (NL) =
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media and Cultural Studies, diploma obtained, 2005-2009
- Specialization in New Media & Minor in Metaphysics and Philosophy of Arts and Culture.
- Graduated with distinction (cum laude)
= University of Technology, Sydney (AU) =
Exchange program of 2 semesters at the Faculty of Humanities, 2007-2008
- Relevant subjects in Media Arts and Production (new media strand)
= Fontys Dance Academy, Tilburg (NL) =
Preparatory year for aspiring professional dancers 2003-2004.