CSCI-UA.380-1: Computing in the Humanities and the Arts -- Prof. Deena Engel - Fall, 2012




Class Notes




Guest Speakers


Welcome to "Computing in the Humanities and the Arts "

Contact Information:

Deena Engel
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies for the
Computer Science Minors programs
Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer Street, Room 526
New York, New York 10012
Tel.: 212-998-3131

Course Description:

CSCI-UA.380.1: Special Topics. Computing in the Humanities and the Arts

Topics in the field of Humanities & Arts Computing include but are not limited to: digitization of text and image; hypertext design and delivery; working with multi-lingual texts and topics in machine translation; electronic publishing and dissemination; OCR; and designing databases of images, documents, and text. We will analyze the impact of technology on research in the Humanities and the Arts as well as delivery as seen through current technology in libraries and museums. Students will also be encouraged to learn about and evaluate current computing tools and methodologies in their specific fields of interest within the Humanities and the Arts.

Computing topics will include: advanced web design; working with multi-media; an introduction to Processing as an artistic medium; and an in-depth study of XML and XSLT along with related technologies.

Course Information:

  • This course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00PM — 3:15PM (WWH Room 101)
  • Instructor Office Hours -Tuesdays 9:30 -11:00 AM; Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00 PM; and by appointment
  • T.A. Office Hours:
    • Tuesdays 5-7 PM in WWH room 412
    • Fridays 1-4 PM in WWH rrom 505
    • Email contact
  • Exam date:
    • Midterm Exam - Thursday October 11, 2012 - in class


  1. This course counts towards the CS Minor in Computer Applications.
  2. Pre-requisites: CSCI-UA.4 or equivalent and CSCI-UA.2 or equivalent. Please see the instructor with any questions or send email to the instructor. There are no pre-requisites for formal training in the Humanities or the Arts.