Visualizing Venice Receives Scholarship Funding

Thanks to the generosity of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Getty Foundation, Visualizing Venice will be offering accepted 2015 workshop participants scholarships and stipends to attend the workshop.

The field of historical and cultural visualization has grown substantially in recent years. For the past three years, Duke University, Università IUAV di Venezia, and Venice International University have collaborated on the Visualizing Venice Summer Workshops at VIU.
This year’s theme, “The Biennale and the City” reflects both the maturation of the international Visualizing Venice collaboration and the increasing accessibility of digital tools for representing change over time in urban environments. This collaboration enables us to bring together art and architectural history scholars with digital media specialists and engineers in order to create new opportunities to research and share information about the built past.
VIU is the ideal place to bring together an international set of graduate students studying digital art and art history by doing it onsite. Our unique capacity to offer courses that allow for both on site research and digital media production within a compressed time and intimate setting is unparalleled.

This course will teach a range of digital skills in digital mapping, 3D modeling from ground plans and photos, mobile application development, and time based media authorship to enable participants to engage historical questions with emerging digital tools.  As in the previous editions of the workshop, the technologies will be taught through the use of a theme.  The summer 2015 theme, “The Biennale and the City” allows for exploration of the history of the Venice Biennale from several perspectives and scales of reference: as a case study in architectural history in the Giardini and the Arsenale; as a set of exhibitions undertaken both on those sites and in more ephemeral sites around the city; as an aggregation of artistic forces hailing from around the world; and as a phenomenon with a profound impact upon the life and culture of the city of Venice itself.

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Wired! cosponsoring Digital Humanities Series at The Edge

The Wired! Lab is proud to be partnering with Duke Digital Scholarship Services to present the DH Sandbox Chats event series during Spring 2015. The series, open to the public, provides a venue for scholars and students to present their digital humanities projects in process. Presenters discuss not only their projects’ content but also the digital tools and methods with which they are engaging and how these technologies are contributing to the research and presentation of their scholarship.

Upcoming DH Sandbox Chats:

March 18th at 1:00pm

The Sonic Dictionary (Mary Caton Lingold / Audiovisualities Lab)

Digital Tool: Omeka

March 25th 2:00pm

Building the NULab: An open conversation on shaping digital curriculum and research for students (Ryan Cordell)

April 1st 4:00pm

One Person, One Vote  (Karlyn Forner / Humanities Writ Large Emerging Humanities Networks)

April 8th 4:00pm

Wired! Lab

Projects: Kingdom of Sicily, Digital Athens

Digital Tools: FileMaker Pro, ArcGIS, QGIS


Digital Scholarship Services is located in Duke University Libraries’ newest space dedicated to research, technology, and collaboration, The Edge. All DH Sandbox Chats are held in the Murthy Digital Studio, Bostock Library Level 1, West Campus, Duke University. (campus map)

Follow the series on Twitter at #dhSandbox.

MA+S Rendezvous: Wired! Full Immersion: Neatline and the Digital Syllabus

March 19, 2015
Collision Space, Bay 10, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse

4:15 pm

Caroline Bruzelius

Hannah Jacobs

At the beginning of each semester, students are showered with pages and pages, printed or pdf-ed, of course syllabi. Along with expectations and grading breakdowns, these contain perfunctory lists of topics covered in each course and assignments accompanying each topic. What happens when a syllabus is thought of as course material itself rather than simply a schedule or outline? What happens when it is taken from the page and placed in an interactive spatiotemporal digital environment?

For her spring 2015 Introduction to Art History course, Professor Caroline Bruzelius, along with her Teaching Assistant Joseph Williams and Wired! IT Analyst Hannah Jacobs, has transformed her syllabus into just such a teaching tool. Created as a Neatline exhibit, the syllabus includes not only the list of topics but also a timeline, maps, lecture slides, readings, and videos. Here, students can engage visual representations of their course materials before, during, and after class.

Students then use their understanding of the course material in a visual form to create their own art historical narratives. Several students will join the conversation to discuss the syllabus, their own projects, the challenges they faced when adapting textual content to Neatline, and the lessons they have learned from their experiences.

Learn more about the MA+S Rendezvous event series.