About the Author

Hubertus Kohle

E-Mail: hubertus.kohle@gmail.com

Website: http://www.kunstgeschichte.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professoren_innen/kohle/index.html

Hubertus Kohle studied art history, Italian, and philosophy in Bonn, Florence and Paris. He wrote his dissertation on Diderot’s art theory (1987). After journalistic work for the Italian newspaper “LaRepubblica”, he became assistant teacher in Bochum, where he wrote his habilitation on Adolph Menzel’s Frederician paintings (1996); afterwards he became assistant professor at the university of Cologne, and then full professor for art history at the university of Munich in 2000; he published on German and French 18th to 20th century painting, mainly on problems of political iconography and the social history of art and was one of the early adopters of digital methods in the field.

Contributions by Author: Hubertus Kohle

05/30/2016 _Perspective

The Wisdom of Crowds

Emergence can be defined as a network effect, and it is little wonder that the concept plays a vital role in the theory of net-based media art. [1] The aim of this essay is to show that emergence can also be observed in research processes, even when the scholarly aspect might, at first glance, not be readily apparent.
Crowdsourcing is often introduced in situations of scholarly need where huge amounts of data have to be processed and where the task is too great for unavailable specialists. […]