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Robots Reading Vogue

Robots Reading Vogue explores the digital humanities (DH) possibilities presented using data from Vogue magazine. Vogue creates a DH bonanza, as it has been "continuously published for over a century," and is "completely digitized," resulting in some six terabytes of data and thousands of covers and images. Several experiments are showcased on the website, including the Diana Vreeland Memo Generator, a project that pulls the text of over 200 memos written by Diana Vreeland (former editor-in-chief of American Vogue) to create Vreeland-esque memos on the fly. Another project, Advertisements in Vogue, looks at the frequency of ads per issue and plots the data on a graph. The interactive charts allow readers to compare the advertising highpoints for companies like Estee Lauder, Tiffany & Co., and Calvin Klein. Robots Reading Vogue is a joint project at Yale University, headed by Associate Director for Access and Research Services at the Haas Arts Library Lindsay King and Director of the Digital Humanities Lab Peter Leonard.
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2021-02-19
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