Tristan is a second year PhD student in digital art history at the University of Cambridge. He is working on 19th century textile patterns in Great Britain, their diversification and diffusion through the Jacquard loom and grammars of ornaments. He is also interested in the epistemology, and long historiography of digital art history – in particular, its links with formalism and structuralism. Before starting his PhD, Tristan studied Art History, Mathematics and Computer Science in Paris. He received a MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from ENS Paris-Saclay, a BA & MA (1) in Art History from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and worked as a research engineer in Digital Humanities at the Paris Observatory. He occasionally takes part in artistic projects involving computer vision and critical AI. His research is funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.