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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0280. Thursday, 15 Aug 1991.

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Subject: Conference: "The digital image"

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"The Digital Image"

Conference on

Pictorial Arts and Information Technology

Bergen, 17-19 October 1991


Department of Art History, University of Bergen
The Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities
IBM Bergen Scientific Centre

"The Digital Image"
Conference on Pictorial Arts and Information

Digital images represent new possibilities for storage,
analysis and presentation of still pictures and video,
and recent developments in computer technology
yield high quality reproductions. This technology
may be applied in a number of disciplines, such as
art and cultural history, film studies, theatre and
drama, pedagogy, museum work, library and
documentation sciences and in the graphics industry.
The purpose of the conference is to present the state
of the art in digital image technology. Some of the
world's leading experts will show, through
presentations and demonstrations, how this
technology may be applied in various disciplines,
while some of the presentations will deal with
ongoing research in advanced digital image

The projects to be presented will mainly deal with art
and cultural history and museum work, but projects
in film analysis, pedagogical applications and
pictorial data bases will also be demonstrated.
Some of the projects to be presented are the results
of joint national and international efforts involving
several disciplines. Systems in use in Norwegian
collections and museums will also be demonstrated.
In addition to the series of presentations listed here,
there will be a number of demonstrations. The
program for the demonstrations will be presented
later. During the conference the participants will have
access to a fully equipped demonstration room, to
allow demonstrations for smaller audiences.


Thursday 17 October:

09.00 - 12.30 Registration

- 12.30 LUNCH

12.30 - 12.45 Director Jostein H. Hauge, Norwegian
Computing Centre for the Humanities:
Opening Adress

12.45 - 13.15 Professor Gunnar Danbolt, Department
of Art History, University of Bergen: Art
and Dissemination and New Technology

13.15 - 14.15 Professor Ching-chih Chen, Simmons
College, Boston: Multimedia Developments
Interactive Videodisc to Interactive
Multimedia, from Analog to Digital -
Talking from Experience

14.45 - 15.30 Dr. Kirk Martinez, History of Art
Department, Birkbeck College, London
University: The VASARI Project: High
Quality Imaging Directly From Painting

15.30 - 16.15 Professor Bjorn Sorenssen, Department
of Drama, Film and Theatre, University of
Trondheim: "Interactive Video as an
Educational Tool for Film and Media

16.30 - 18.30 DEMONSTRATIONS

Friday 18 October:

09.00 - 09.30 Researcher-NAVF Britt Kroepelien,
Department of Art History, University of
Bergen: Stylistic Analysis through
Computer Technology

09.30 - 10.00 Departmental Manager Rune Espelid,
IBM Bergen Scientific Centre: Image
Processing and Pattern Recognition as Aids
to Stylistic Analysis


10.30 - 11.15 Drs. Carlo Bui, Mario Milazzo, Cristina
Sironi, Istituto di Fisica, Milano: Image
Processing Applied to Infrared
Reflectographies of Paintings

11.15 - 12.00 Dr. Ying L. Yao, IBM Research, New
York: A TDI-CCD Colorimetric Scanner
and its Applications

- 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 - 14.15 Senior Consultant Espen S. Ore,
Norwegian Computing Centre for the
Humanities: Digital Images from
Photographs and Video

14.15 - 15.00 Dr. Wim Jansen, The Dutch Open
University: Towards a Flexible Learning
Environment in Art History Education


15.30 - 16.15 Electrotechnical Engineer Dag Bergman,
Department of Egyptology, University of
Uppsala: Hypermedia Projects in Egyptian
and Peruvian Culture History

16.30 - 18.00 DEMONSTRATIONS

Saturday 19 October:

09.00 - 09.45 Director Christian Lahanier, Direction
des Musees de France: NARCISSE -
Network of Art Research Computer Image
SystemS in Europe


10.15 - 11.00 Founding Director Susan Stedman,
Museum Education Consortium, New York:
Interactive Multimedia for Museum
Education in the United States


About the conference:
The conference starts on Thursday 17 October 1:00 pm.,
and ends on Saturday 19 October 1:00 pm.

It will take place at Bergen Airport Hotel, Kokstadveien 3
- five minutes by car from Bergen Airport, Flesland, and
20 minutes by bus from the Centre of Bergen.

Conference fee:
NOK 900 for faculty of academic organisations
NOK 500 for students
NOK 1500 for others

Included in the conference fee is a dinner at the medieval
assembly halls of Schtstuene in Bergen, on 18 October.

Hotell rates:
NOK 1780 (single room, full pension)
NOK 1500 (double room, full pension)
NOK 170 (extra lunch on arrival)

Reservation is not valid until conference fee is paid to
Bank Account no. 3625.88.53657.

Final registration date is 2 September.
With cancellations before 1 October we refund 50% of the
registration fee. Cancellations after 1 October are not
entitled to any refund.

Information about the conference can be obtained from:
The Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities
P.O. Box 53, Universitetet, N-5027 Bergen, Norway
Tel. + 47 5 21 29 54/55/56. Fax + 47 5 32 26 56.
E-mail: imageconf-91@navf-edb-h.uib.no (attn.: Kari
Sorstrommen or Kjell Morland)
OR: Britt Kroepelien, Hoyteknologisenteret in Bergen. Tel.
+ 47 5 54 42 28.