July 29 - Aug 4, 2019 Digital Art History + Network Science Institute, A Getty Advanced Workshop, University of Pittsburgh, Mapping Exhibition Networks: Current Histories of Biennales

June 4-5, 2019 Revisiting Collections, Einstein Center for Digital Future Freie Universität Berlin, Data Visualization and Software Development for Digital Provenance

April 2-3, 2019 MW19 | Boston, a panel with Liz Neely, and Chad Weinard on Cultural Collections as Data: Aiming for Digital Data Literacy and Tool Development

March 15-16, 2019 The New School, New York, Co-PI of the NEH workshop Digital Projects for the Public, Towards a data history of art: Building an interface that connects museum data internationally

October 19–21, 2018 Information+ Conference, Potsdam 2018 Data Visualization for Qualitative Methods. 

June 22, 2018 - Atlas.ti Conference, Berlin KeynoteThe Entity Mapper: Data Visualization for Qualitative Methods

November 7 - 11, 2017 Médialab, Sciences Po, Paris: Activating Museums’ Data for Research, Scholarship, and Public Engagement: PI alongside 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 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

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 Research—Center for Art Market Studies, Technical University Berlin

10 Feb 2017: Art and Technology: a roundtable with Nora Khan—Whitney 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


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


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Luther, Anne. Publishing open access data in the museum context: current state of the art and issues that emerge for researchers in the humanities. Currently under peer-review at Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Rowman & Little eld Publishers, Inc.

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.

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

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,

Book Chapters

Luther,  Anne.‘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, Forthcoming. 

Luther,  Anne. ‘Reena Spaulings, twaas, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Eva Presenhuber’ in Art Market Dictionary, Berlin: DeGruyter, Forthcoming. 

Online Postings

Luther, Anne, Liz Neely, and Chad Weinard. "Cultural Collections as Data: Aiming for Digital Data Literacy and Tool Development – MW19 | Boston." MW19 | Boston. Accessed February 03, 2019. Download here

Luther, Anne and Eleonora Vratskidou. ‘10th Berlin Biennale: Mapping an Exhibition Network’ , Data Matters, The New School (2018), accessed September 28, 2018,

Luther, Anne. ‘Activating Museums’ Data for Research, Scholarship, and Public Engagement’ - a new research project at the Center for Data Arts, Data Matters, The New School (2018), accessed May 20, 2018,

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. Introduction as guest editor of the CODAmagazine: Light as Art V, January Issue, 2018.

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. The easiest Way to Break into a Bank, 2600 The Hacker Quarterly, Autumn Issue, 2016. 

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

Peer Reviewer

Journal for Art Market Studies, Berlin: Technische Universität, 2017-2018

Leonardo, The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015-2016.