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November 2010

23 November 2010

Analyzing the Visual Strategies in the Science and Popular Science Magazines, 1872-2007

Authors

William Huber, Tara Zepel, Lev Manovich, 2010

Full Resolution Visualizations

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Description

This project explores changing strategies in use of images, layout, and content of two magazines: Science (1880-) and Popular Science (1872-). By arranging thousands of magazine pages into s single high resolution image, we are able to reveal gradual temporal changes over long historical periods.

14 November 2010

Exploring One Million Manga Pages with Supercomputers and HIPerSpace

  • Figure 1. This visualization shows 1,074,790 unique pages from 883 distinct manga series from Japan, Korea and China. The series include both very popular long-running titles such as Naruto and One Piece and also many short-lived titles. The visualization maps the pages the pages according to some of their visual characteristics that were measured automatically on supercomputers at the U.S. National Department of Energy Research Center using custom software developed by Software Studies Initiative.(X-axis: standard deviation. Y-axis: entropy.) See a full size image with an extended description on the project's Flickr page.

  • Figure 2. Manga book.

  • Figure 3. Manga style space. Detail. See the full size image on Flickr.

  • Figure 4. The visualization shows 800 consecutive pages from "Anatolia Story". Detail. See the full size image on Flickr.

  • Close-up detail of Figure 4. See the full size image on Flickr.

  • Close-up detail of Figure 3. See the full size image on Flickr.

Authors

Jeremy Douglass, William Huber, Lev Manovich, Tara Zepel

Full Resolution Visualizations

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Articles

  • Jeremy Douglass, William Huber, Lev Manovich. "Understanding scanlation: how to read one million fan-translated manga pages." In Image and Narrative, winter 2011. [pdf 3 MB]
  • Jeremy Douglass, Lev Manovich, Tara Zepel. "How to Compare One Million Images?" in David Berry, ed., Understanding Digital Humanities (Palgrave, 2012).