With the aim to respond the kind invi­ta­tion made by Har­ald Klinke to be the first speak­er of the hackathon Cod­ing Dür­er, I thought that my best input could be to draw a gen­er­al overview of the core con­cepts and main issues that we need to bear in mind when deal­ing with data analy­sis and visu­al­iza­tions. Then, my pur­pose was to pro­vide a frame­work for the tasks that we would have to face dur­ing the week. Irre­me­di­a­bly, my sit­u­at­ed per­spec­tive as art his­to­ri­an under­pins the approach to data analy­sis and visu­al­iza­tions that is dis­played through the presentation.

How­ev­er, it was only the very begin­nings of an intense and fruit­ful week. I am very grate­ful to all the par­tic­i­pants for allow­ing me to learn so much, and espe­cial­ly to the Picasso’s group, with which I shared most of the time.

It is clear that hybrid spaces of col­lab­o­ra­tion, where mul­ti­ple knowl­edge fields and back­grounds con­verge, rep­re­sent an invalu­able sce­nario to mod­el new ways of approach­ing art-his­tor­i­cal prob­lems (tra­di­tion­al and new ones) and to shed light over the research­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties brought about by the the dig­i­tal paradigm.