Gordon’s Art Exhibition: Visualisations, women and epics

By Gordon Rugg

I have an art exhibition opening next week in Keele University, which will feature some of the topics that we’ve blogged on here.

The official opening is on the evening of Wednesday 9th October, starting at 6.00, with a talk about the exhibition starting around 6.30. Refreshments will be provided. The exhibition will run from Monday 9th October to Friday 25 October.

Entry is free.

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There’s more information about the event here:


If you’re planning to come, it would be helpful if you could click on the booking link to say that you’re coming, so we can get the catering numbers right, but it isn’t essential. The exhibition will be in the central part of the Chancellor’s Building at Keele University, near the Student Union Car Park. Keele is near Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent, a couple of miles from Junction 15 or 16 on the M6 motorway (depending on whether you’re coming from the north or south).

The exhibition will look at depictions of gender in texts across time, using Search Visualizer and visualisations of category theory to examine some of the issues involved.

I’ll write an update on how it goes.

We’ve blogged about using Search Visualizer to look at gender in Shakespeare, here:


We’ve also looked at ways of representing different types of categorisation visually, here:


The exhibition and lecture will bring these themes together, and will look at some other related themes, including biases in human aesthetics.

These themes are also explored in my book Blind Spot:




About searchvisualizer

We welcome debate and disagreement, but not abuse, trolling or thread derailment. We reserve the time-honoured right of blog owners and moderators to be arbitrary, capricious and autocratic in our wielding of the ban hammer. Gordon Rugg is a former timberyard worker, archaeologist and English lecturer who ended up in computer science via psychology. He’s the same Gordon Rugg who did the Voynich Manuscript work, and the books with Marian Petre about research. He’s co-inventor of the Search Visualizer.
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