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Mark Olson, Associate 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 Associate 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 (Humanities, 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 2022):

  • VMS 202D.001, INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE Synopsis
    Nasher 105, MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
  • VMS 202D.01D, INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A266, F 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
  • VMS 202D.02D, INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A290, F 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
  • ARTSVIS 390S.01, SPECIAL TOPICS IN VISUAL ARTS Synopsis
    Bio Sci 0031, F 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as CMAC 390S.01, ISS 390S.01, VMS 390S.01)
  • CMAC 790S.01, SPECIAL TOPICS IN CMAC Synopsis
    Bio Sci 0031, F 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as ARTSVIS 790S.01, VMS 790S.01)
Office Hours:

Teaching at Venice International University in Spring 2022.

Regular office hours resume in Fall 2022.
Education:

Ph.D.University of North Carolina - 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.

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Muser Mentor

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. Schwartz, FR; Churchill, S; Ingold, R; Goknur, S; Gupta, D; Gladman, J; Olson, M; Tailor, TD, The art of imaging methods—using cutting edge radiological technology to uncover the secrets of ancient anatomical figurines, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, vol. 13 no. 5 (May, 2021) [doi]  [abs]
  2. 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
  3. 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]
  4. Olson, M, Interactive Exhibitions, 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]
  5. 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]


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