John Resig – Analyzing Japanese Art with Node.js and Computer Vision


Using Node.js and Computer Vision techniques John has been building tools and libraries to analyze Japanese art and art data. In this talk he will dig into the history of Japanese woodblock printing and the tools that he’s built and how they’ve been helping art historians, researchers, and collectors better understand all the data that they deal with.

About John Resig

John Resig is the Dean of Computer Science at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s also the author of the books Pro JavaScript Techniques and Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

John is a Visiting Researcher at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto working on the study of Ukiyo-e (Japanese Woodblock printing). He has developed a comprehensive woodblock print database and image search engine located at:


Can't join us in person? This event will be streamed at 12am Eastern.

Event Details

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014

11:30-12:00 am: Registration
12:00-1:00 am: Presentation
1:00-2:00 am: Social Hour

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