research

Cover of the journal: Graphic with black bars and white bars with black outline. JSTA is written at the bottom right.

ARTificial intelligence

Art meets IT. Thomas Gengenbach and I combined our knowledge and created this beautiful piece which now got published in the Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts. The neural networks use the RizbA scale I developed and allow an efficient rating of large samples of pictorial works. Our paper is Open Access and it wouldn‘t be us, if the code wasn’t Open Source as well. So feel free to reuse. Read more →

Auf violett glitzerndem Hintergrund steht geschrieben "The art of measuring art" | On purple glittering background is written "The art of measuring art"

PhDone

It’s official, I’m Dr. phil. in psychology now! You want to know what I spent my time with the last years? Here you go. My cumulative dissertation is now available as Open Access. It gives an overview of my research on an instrument for quantifying artworks on a formal pictorial level. This includes a total of 11 studies, and several publications. Read more →

psychometrics of art

All good things are worth waiting for and getting published. My study conducted in 2017 has now been published in the Creativity Research Journal after a few rounds of peer review. The study validated the Rating instrument for two-dimensional pictorial works (RizbA) on 880 drawings, paintings, and collages created by non-artists and non-professional artists. Spoiler: It works. Read more →

The book "International advances in art therapy research and practice" lying on a brown and white patterned blanket

the emerging picture

Out now! In 2019 I presented my research at the Inaugural International Art Therapy Practice/ Research Conference at the Queen Mary University of London organized by the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). It was one of the best conferences I attended and I met wonderful new international colleagues. Now the conference preceedings book is published including my chapter, for which I provide you an Open Access preprint. Read more →

knowledge equity

Open ≠ equity. As a mentor in the Open Science Fellow Program and in collaboration with Wikimedia Germany, other mentors, and a fellow I created a learning unit on Knowledge Equity. It includes short video inputs on the Wikimedia Movement Strategy 2030, privilege and discrimination in research, inclusive education, social inequality in academia, and language diversity in research. Freely available as always. Read more →

eine einfarbige blaue Fläche / a solid blue surface

forum positions

Together with Raja Goltz and Lea Jungmann, I am organizing the Forum Positions in the summer semester 2021 at the HKS – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ottersberg. The event offers exciting talks on arts, science, pedagogy, psychology and intersectionality. The talks are partly in German, partly in English, always digital, public and free of charge. Register and be part of it. Read more →