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Dr Leonardo Impett

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M.Eng. M.A. Ph.D. MIET


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Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  

Biography

I'm interested in the overlap between visual computing (especially machine vision) and visual studies (especially art history). My main work has to do with computer vision for the "distant reading" of art history (CS applied to the humanities), and Bildwissenschaft as a route to understanding computer vision (the humanities applied to CS). 

Before arriving at Durham, I worked with the Rainbow (Graphics & Interaction) Group at the Cambridge Computer Lab, the Image and Visual Representation Lab at EPFL, Villa I Tatti - the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History. 

If you're interested in doing a PhD or a 3rd/4th year project with me in the visual digital humanities, get in touch. 

Research interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Visual Studies
  • Digital Art History
  • Interdisciplinary Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Computer Science: I work on using computer vision and AI to study the history of art.
  • Virtual reality: I work on using computer vision and AI to study the history of art.
  • Visualisation / 3D displays: I work on using computer vision and AI to study the history of art.
  • Art: I work on using computer vision and AI to study the history of art.
  • Museums: I work on using computer vision and AI to study the history of art.
  • Visual culture: I work on using computer vision and AI to study the history of art.
  • Computers: I work on using computer vision and AI to study the history of art.

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Impett, Leonardo (2020). Analyzing Gesture in Digital Art History. In The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History. Routledge. 386-407.
  • Gibson, Alex, Impett, Leonardo, Djurslev, Anders Thrue & Blackwell, Alan F. (2020). Waking the Monsters of Insomniac Rationality: Conspiracy Theory as Critical Technical Practice. In Monsters, Monstrosities, and the Monstrous in Culture and Society Series in Sociology EditorsDiego Compagna, Stefanie Steinhart PublisherVernon Press, 2020 ISBN1622738934, 9781622738939 Length426 pages SubjectsSocial Science › Sociology › General History / Social History Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social Social Science / Sociology / General Export Citation. Compagna, Diego & Steinhart, Stefanie Vernon Press.

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