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Mark Olson, Assistant Professor of the Practice and Information Science + Studies and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Mark Olson

Mark Olson is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Visual & Media Studies at Duke University. He teaches courses on media (new & old - theory, practice, & history) and medicine & visual culture. As a extension of his past work with the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning Initiative, he collaborates on the development of a new interdisciplinary project that connects the study of the material culture of art history, architecture and archaeology with new media modes of representation and visualization. Olson is the former Director of New Media & Information Technologies for HASTAC (Humanties, Arts, Sciences & Technology Advanced Collaboratory) and the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary & International Studies.

Preferred pronouns:  he, him, his

Contact Info:
Office Location:  114 South Buchanan Blvd, A262a Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-6726
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://mjvo.com

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • VMS 202D.001, INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A266, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • VMS 202D.01D, INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A290, F 10:05 AM-10:55 AM
  • VMS 202D.02D, INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A290, F 11:45 AM-12:35 PM
  • ISS 240L.001, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Physics 128, M 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 325L.001, AMI 725L.001, ISS 740L.001, VMS 288L.001, VMS 788L.001)
  • ISS 240L.01L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 325L.01L, AMI 725L.01L, ISS 740L.01L, VMS 288L.01L, VMS 788L.01L)
  • ISS 240L.02L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 325L.02L, VMS 288L.02L)
  • ISS 240L.03L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Perkins 072, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 325L.03L, VMS 288L.03L)
  • ISS 240L.04L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 325L.04L, VMS 288L.04L)
  • ISS 240L.05L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 325L.05L, VMS 288L.05L)
  • ISS 240L.06L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 325L.06L, VMS 288L.06L)
  • ISS 740L.002, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Physics 128, M 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 725L.002, VMS 788L.002)
  • ISS 740L.02L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 725L.02L, VMS 788L.02L)
  • ISS 740L.03L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 725L.03L, VMS 788L.03L)
  • ISS 740L.04L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 725L.04L, VMS 788L.04L)
  • ISS 740L.05L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Perkins 072, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 725L.05L, VMS 788L.05L)
  • ISS 740L.06L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Old Chem 201, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 725L.06L, VMS 788L.06L)
  • ISS 740L.07L, WEB-BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNIC Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A228, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 725L.07L, VMS 788L.07L)
Office Hours:

By appointment
Education:

Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2009
MAUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1998
BADrake University1993
Specialties:

Visual Studies/Visual Culture
Franklin Center
Medicine and Visual Culture
Media Studies
Media History
Performance Studies
Theory & Criticism
Digital Media
New Media
New Technologies for Visualizing Historical Materials
Research Interests:

Mark Olson is Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. He teaches courses on media (new & old - theory, practice, & history) and medicine & visual culture. As a extension of his past work with the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media & Learning Initiative, he collaborates on the development of a new interdisciplinary project that connects the study of the material culture of art history, architecture and archaeology with new media modes of representation and visualization. Olson is the former Director of New Media & Information Technologies for HASTAC (Humanties, Arts, Sciences & Technology Advanced Collaboratory) and the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary & International Studies.

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Sinan Goknur  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Kristin H. Lanzoni (August 01, 2013 - present)  
  • Rebecca Bennett (August, 2012 - October, 2013)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Jaskot, P; Jacobs, H; Szabo, V; Olson, M; Triplett, E, Shaping the Discipline of Digital Art History: A recap of an advanced summer institute on 3-D and (geo)spatial networks (December, 2018), The Iris: Behind the Scenes at the Getty
  2. Olson, M; Giordano, A, Visualizing Venice: Developing a methodology for historical visualization, in Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City, edited by Huffman, K; Giordano, A; Bruzelius, C (2017), pp. 20-25, Routledge, ISBN 1138285994 [doi]
  3. Olson, M, Visualizing Venice, in Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City, edited by Huffman, KL; Giordano, A; Bruzelius, C (2017), pp. 92-99, Routledge, ISBN 1138285994 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Lanzoni, K; Olson, M; Szabo, V, Wired! and Visualizing Venice: Scaling up Digital Art History, Artl@S Bulletin, vol. 4 no. 1 (2015), pp. 20-39 [available here]  [abs]
  5. Olson, MJV, Hacking the humanities: Twenty-first-century literacies and the ‘becoming-other’ of the humanities, in Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets, edited by Belfiore, E; Upchurch, A (January, 2013), pp. 237-250, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 9780230366657 [0021], [doi]  [abs]


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