A Primer for Digital Media Authorship

November 16, 2011
Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse

12:00-1:00pm
Victoria Szabo

Digital publication in the humanities today ranges from the online publication of traditional essays to a much wider range of formats. These might include electronic archives, games, virtual exhibitions, multimedia maps, or data visualizations.  How do we understand, create, and assess such work as part of our scholarly practice in the humanities? This talk will focus on the affordances of digital media projects in this context, emphasizing their database-driven, multimodal, and collaborative attributes.

Statue Monuments in Historical Context

November 2, 2011

12:00-1:00pm

Raquel Salvatella de Prada, Sheila Dillon

Digital visualization affords us the possibility to recreate an important aspect of the visual landscape of ancient cities that is now totally missing – the thousands of statues that once inhabited public space.  What might the process of “re-statuefying” an ancient context tell us about ancient sculpture that a de-statuefied context does not?  What are the potential problems and pitfalls of such a project?  And just because we can do it, should we?