[Humanist] 27.480 crowdsourcing the Slade

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 29 07:21:40 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 480.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:43:18 +0000
        From: Melissa Terras <melissaterras at gmail.com>
        Subject: New Crowdsourcing Project - Crowdsourcing the Slade School of Art Class Photos

Dear Willard et al,

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, in conjunction with the Slade School of Fine Art, are pleased to announce the launch of a new crowdsourcing project to help us identify students in the class photos. 

The Slade School of Fine Art has a fascinating, but currently incomplete, collection of annual class photographs dating from 1931. The black and white panoramic images reflect the school’s rich history, capturing the likeness of Slade students and faculty through the decades.

We are asking former staff and students, scholars and members of the public to help us complete the collection and identify the sitters through a new website designed by UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. We've already listed all of those who appear in the 1953 photograph (http://sladearchive.github.io/groups/SLADE_1953_A/), including William Coldstream, Lucien Freud, Henry Moore, Sam Ntiro, and Paula Rego. Can you help us identify other faces in the photos?

The feedback provided by visitors to the site will result in a dynamic archive and research resource, giving us an opportunity to compare crowdsourcing platforms and begin to trace the impact of Slade alumni around the world.

This project is a collaboration between UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and the Slade School of Fine Art, as part of the Slade Archive Project. (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/sladearchive)

Slade class photos http://sladearchive.github.io/index.html

Follow the Slade Archive Project blog http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/slade-archive-project/

Slade School of Fine Art http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade

UCL Centre for Digital Humanities http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dh
Melissa M. Terras MA MSc DPhil CLTHE CITP FHEA
Director, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities
Professor of Digital Humanities
Department of Information Studies
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University College London
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Tel: 020-7679-7206 (direct), 020-7679-7204 (dept), 020-7383-0557 (fax)
Email: m.terras at ucl.ac.uk
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