November 7 - 11, 2017 Médialab, Sciences Po: Activating Museums’ Data for Research, Scholarship, and Public Engagement: PI alongside with Ben Rubin and Professor Vincent Lepinay in a collaborative research project between the Technische University Berlin, the Center for Data Arts at The New School New York and mediaLab at Sciences Po, Paris. The consortium will organize data sprints to engage with the collections data of several significant art institutions in Europe and the US. We will release open source software tools [including VR, AR and visualization technology] enabling scholars, curators, artists, art professionals and an interested public to examine art collections as dynamic ecosystems across geography and over time.

16 -  17 Sep 2015: Designs on eLearning at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London: Qualitative Data Visualization

6 - 16 Jul 2015: metaLAB at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: What do you want? An exhibition of the entire Harvard Arts Museums Database for non-humans ----- Full Documentation here: An article published by the Harvard Art Museums here: and on Surrogate IP Rights:

1 - 24 May 2014: The Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at University of Illinois, IL: Issues of Coding: ‘Qualitative Data Visualization’ 

25 - 26 April 2014: Theorizing the Web Conference, NY: The Entity Mapper on view

10 – 14 February 2014: The Research Network of University of the Arts London: Collecting Networks and Contemporary Art Production’ 

4 – 6 Sep 2013: OSEHRA Open Source Summit, MD: Data Visualization for Qualitative Patient Data Discovery

24 – 28 Jun 2013: Research Network at the University of the Arts London: Knowledge Mapping

22 - 25 June 2011: Communication of Crisis at The Institute For Live Arts Research, GreeceC-C-C-C Performance Lecture


02 Sep 2017: Art Without Death: Cosmic Themes in Early Soviet Culture  Panel moderation with Robert Bird, Maria Chehonadskih, Svetlana Cheloukhina, HKW, Berlin 

15 May 2017: Collecting Contemporary Art: Data Visualization in Qualitative ResearchCenter for Art Market Studies, Technical University Berlin

10 Feb 2017: Art and Technology: a roundtable with Nora KhanWhitney Museum, NYC

13 Dec 2015: Bloch: a reflection on the concepts of social sculpture, postproduction and Open Work—Knockdown Center, NYC 

26 Oct 2014: The Mirror up to Nature: Reflecting the Environment in Designs, Maps, and Theater—CultureHub, NYC


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Luther, Anne. The way we navigate through complexity. Kunsttexte Journal für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (2018), accessed April 3, 2018

Luther, Anne. Exhibition practices of artist run spaces in the current art market context of New York. Journal for Art Market Studies, Berlin: Technische Universität, 2018. Available at:

Luther, Anne. Visual meta-data in qualitative analysis. Journal for Digital Scholarship, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. doi: 10.1093/llc/fqx053

Luther, Anne. The Entity Mapper: A Data Visualization Tool for Qualitative Research Methods. Leonardo, Volume 50, Issue 3, June 2017. Cambridge: MIT Press, p.268-271, doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01148. 

Luther, Anne. The Entity Mapper: An introduction to the development and application of the open-source software for visual data analysis in qualitative research. Network Ecologies Digital Scalar Publication, Durham: Duke University Press, (2016), accessed July 26, 2017, http://scalar.

Online Postings

Luther, Anne. Organic Software: An Interview with Seth Price, Data Matters, The New School (2018), accessed January 20, 2018,

Luther, Anne. Local Data Design: An Interview with Professor Yanni Loukissas, Data Matters, The New School (2017), accessed July 26, 2017,

Luther, Anne. A plea for a more sustainable art market. The Art Market Studies Association, accessed July 26, 2017,

Art writing

Luther, Anne. Illuminated through Art. CODAmagazine: Light as Art V January 2018, Available at:

Luther, Anne. Joshua Citarella at Carroll/Fletcher London. Modern Painters, October Issue, 2016. 

Luther, Anne. Gerold Miller. Exhibition Catalog, Berlin: Kerber Verlag (2016), 40-47.

Luther, Anne. Political Art And Its Relevance Examined Through Two Exhibitions by Viola Yesiltaç and Jason Loebs. Manuscript available at

Luther, A., 2009. Cultural diversity and Arts Council England - limitations that evolve from notions on cultural diversity in the public arts sector in England. Master thesis, Department of Arts Management, Dartington College of Arts, Falmouth University.

Forthcoming Book Chapters: 

Luther, A., 2017. ‘Current state of the arts in data visualization’, in Keller, Reiner/Hornidge, Anna/Schünemann, Wolf (Hrsg.): Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD), Abington: Routledge.

Luther, A., 2017. ‘Reena Spaulings, twaas, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Eva Presenhuber and others’ in Art Market Dictionary, Berlin: DeGruyter.


2017 The Entity Mapper, NYC MediaLAB Summit ‘17, The New School, NY 

2017 The Entity Mapper, demo by invitation of Prof. Bruno Latour at the mediaLab, Sciences Po, Paris 

2014 The Entity Mapper, Theorizing the Web Conference, NY