At this two-day workshop, multidisciplinary teams will detect art world trends using data about art, including MoMA collection data that was released on GitHub last year. Datathons challenge participants to come up with research designs that can utilize specific data—in this case, collection data from museums—to create models, figures, maps, and other presentations of findings.
The event is free, but an application is required for participation. New York City college and university students of all levels are encouraged to apply. We are looking for people who are knowledgeable and passionate about art or data; if you’re passionate about both, even better. Participants will be divided into teams before the event, and there will be prizes for individuals on the two winning teams.
The application deadline is February 2nd, 2016. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This event is co-organized by the Museum of Modern Art and Public Books Contributing Editor Laura Norén