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Libraries partnership to explore misinformation around the pandemic

A partnership involving Cambridge University Library and led by the National Library of Scotland has secured £230,958 funding from the Wellcome Trust to archive and explore online resources about health information and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Titled ‘The Archive of Tomorrow: Health Information and Misinformation in the UK Web Archive’, the project will examine how we archive websites and other online information about health.

Read more here: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/news/libraries-partnership-explore-misinformation-around-pandemic


Caricatures of the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune (1870-71) at Cambridge University Library

The 1870-71 caricatures are featuring in an upcoming exhibition at Cambridge University Library. The exhibition (dates to be announced), as well as the film, shed light on the Library's remarkable collection, now fully digitised, of six large volumes of around 1100 caricatures, mostly produced during the two sieges of Paris and widely distributed as coloured lithographs.

https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/stories/caricatures-franco-prussian-war-and-paris-commune-1870-71


Massimo Leone

Visiting Fellow at CRASSH, 2021 - 2022

Massimo Leone is Professor (Professore Ordinario) of Philosophy of Communication, Visual Semiotics, and Cultural Semiotics at the University of Turin and Visiting Full Professor of Semiotics at the University of Shanghai.

My project is entitled ‘Transhuman Portraits: Artificial Faces in Art, Science, and Society’. Neurophysiology and cognitive psychology, visual history and digital art, artificial intelligence and plastic surgery constitute the daring cross-disciplinary perimeter of his research project, carried out in partnership with ERC Consolidator Grant Project 'FACETS: Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies'. The project will survey this fascinating tradition and compare it with current trends in the creation of 'transhuman portraits': in technology, through generative adversarial networks and in robotics; in medicine, through aesthetic surgery and face transplantation; in the arts, with special attention to the provocative creation of 'artificial faces' by contemporary digital artists like Leonardo Selvaggio.

Fellows work-in-progress seminar: 1 December 2021


FLORENCE 4D

Welcome to Florence 4D, a research collaboration between the University of Exeter and the University of Cambridge, generously funded by the Getty Foundation.

Discover our urban-scale mapping and modelling platform to experience the potential of new digital technologies to transform how we study Renaissance Florence, contextualizing artworks within an evolving urban environment and through its immensely rich social and cultural record.

Explore our project pages to see the first published results and case studies that adopt a range of digital visualisation approaches and innovative integration of geospatial data and 3D models.

Try out our research on location through our location aware apps on your smartphone.