In attendance (with abbreviations for notation):
Burcak Ozludil Altin (BOA) – NJIT
Matthew Israel (MI) – Artsy
Gabriel Rodriguez (GR) – Columbia
Jason Varone (JV) – IFA
Katie Wright (KW) – The Metropolitan Museum
- JV discusses history of NYC DAH – started at Columbia in 2015, workshop in 2016, web presence through NYCDH, idea is to bounce around different institutions to promote membership as well as resources and ideas for projects.
- Idea stemmed from the notion that there was nowhere specific for scholars or researchers to go for digital humanities resources in art history.
- MI – big question is how to go about building interest from the development community.
- JV – if you can access the tools, then that’s one step of the way for the uninitiated.
- BOA – there is a need to open the door to even having the language to talk about digital projects.
- MI – even datasets, computational skills, people wonder about ways to map data etc.
- MI – knowing the minimal viable product is crucial
- JV discusses past attempts to wed the development and scholarly communities, the possibility of a DAH award etc.
- MI – who’s doing this, the Frick? Are there meetups? ArtsTech is no more…
- JV – ITP at NYU downtown is a good example of an multidisciplinary program in the arts and technology.
- MI – possibility to cultivate projects from nothing, could promote projects, could provide exposure. Can we brainstorm some interesting projects happening now?
- MI – question of access, art world works in a cloistered way on purpose.
- BOA – Tenure system magnifies this, we need a reinforcement of digital as a legitimate peer-reviewed publication.
- KW – can look to newer faces at the city’s museums for inroads towards this.
- MI – Pace Gallery – Artifex Press online catalog raisonne software
- KW – There’s the Getty’s provenance project
- BOA – Emily Pugh is the DH point person at the Getty.
- JV – Shareable document, can unite our mission, are we promoting or sponsoring projects?
- MI – Artsy always interested in scholarly projects in contemporary art.
- There is a general discussion of the next meeting but no date is set