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1 Conference: College Art Association (CAA) Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, CA Dates: February LITHICS VISUALIZATION PROJECT Session Title: Lithics Visualization for Analysis of Patterns and Aesthetic Presentation Co-author/speaker: Georgia Gene Berryhill, Ph.D. - University of Maryland - UMUC Co-authors: Thomas E. Levy, Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego Lev Manovich, Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego

2 Session: Information Visualization as a Research Method in Art History Session Chairs: Christian Huemer, Getty Research Institute Lev Manovich, University of California, San Diego Main Points: Scholars are interested in Information Visualization for their research. Large-scale digital collections provide online access to materials. Information Visualization enables exploration of complex relationships and patterns of visual artifacts. FIG. 1

3 FIG. 2 Type of Lithic: Pressure flaked Neolithic Arrowheads (ventral and dorsal views)

4 LIGHTROOM - To date, close to 1000 arrowheads in the catalogs. FIG. 3

5 Initial Objectives: Photograph a visual collection/database of the lithics which will provide a large sampling suitable for visual analytics. Explore aesthetic presentation potentials. Utilize new software and computer interfaces. FIG. 4

6 FIG. 5 Initial Groupings

7 FIG. 6 Colored background ideas

8 FIG. 7 Mock up: First Lithics Array Experiment

9 FIG. 8 HIPerSpace

10 FIG. 9

11 FIG. 10 Gene Berryhill and Tom Levy at HIPerSpace

12 CM Actual Size-about 2.5 CM FIG. 11

13 BLOW UP - Over 5 feet in length FIG. 12

14 FIG. 13 Blown up to over 11 feet--shot with a Canon 50D and Sigma Macro lens

15 FIG. 14 Traditional lighting with drop shadows Light box shots for blue screen

16 FIG. 15 L-R: Gene Berryhill, Jeremy Douglass and Lev Manovich at the CRCA Lab

17 Source of Lithics: Faynan District - Jordan Wadi Faynan Dig Site: Tel Tifdan FIG. 16 View of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Jordanian village of Tel Tifdan dating to ca BCE. Looking west, the Wilderness of Zin in Israel's Negev desert.

18 Amuq Jericho FIG. 17 Byblos body tang 3 Types of Arrowheads

19 FIG. 18

20 The Siq at Petra, Jordan FIG. 19

21 WF001_19_10265_amuq_1&2 site/area_locus_basket_arrowhead type_dorsal_1 or ventral 2 views FIG. 20

22 Excel spreadsheet classifications example FIG. 21

23 ImageJ arrow measure 1 for size and shape analysis FIG. 22

24 ImageJ arrow measure 2 for size and shape analysis FIG. 23

25 ImageJ arrow measure 3 for size and shape analysis FIG. 24

26 ImageJ arrow measure 4 for size and shape analysis FIG. 25

27 ImageJ Measure Command Options FIG. 26

28 ImagePlot FIG. 27 Once the measurement of each arrow in every photo is complete, we use ImagePlot software developed by Software Studies to create high resolution visualizations where the arrows are positioned according to various combinations of these measurements, as well as the categories normally used by archeologists to describe these artifacts. Lev Manovich

29 Wadi Faynan Lithic Aesthetic Array (based on a field map) FIG. 28 Gene Berryhill ©2012

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