olson-markMark Olson
Assistant Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University; Co-Founder of Wired! Lab, Duke University

Mark Olson is Cordelia and William Laverack Family Assistant Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and co-founder of the Wired! Lab at Duke University. He teaches courses on media (new & old – theory, practice, & history) and medicine & visual culture. He collaborates on the development of a range of interdisciplinary projects that connect 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 worked closely in that capacity with the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media & Learning initiative.  He currently serves on the steering committee of the Visualizing Venice, Visualizing Cities initiative and convenes, with Victoria Szabo, an annual two-week digital workshop focused on the urban historical and cultural fabric of Venice.  Olson and Professor Caroline Bruzelius will be leading the 2017-2018 Summer Institute on Objects, Places and the Digital Humanities at the National Humanities Center.