Fall 2016 Course Projects Round Up

January 20, 2017

Fall 2016 yielded exciting new mapping and modeling projects from Wired! courses. We are pleased to be able to share some of them with you:

 

Mapping Italian Baroque Art & Architecture

Students in ARTHIST 256 Italian Baroque Art used Omeka and Neatline to create digital archives and exhibitions that use annotated historical maps, timelines, and multimedia to construct visual narratives about significant artists, patrons, and sites created in Italy during the seventeenth century.

 

Modeling Medieval European Castles

Students in ARTHIST 190S Medieval Castles of Europe worked in Autodesk 3D Studio Max to create counterfactual models of medieval castles drawing on their knowledge of medieval architecture, politics, and geography. Their projects have been made available through Sketchfab.

 

Designing Gothic Cathedrals

Students in ARTHIST 225 Gothic Cathedrals spend the semester designing architectural plans for plausible medieval European cathedrals. They develop an historical and religious narrative, budget, iconography, and elevations, sections, and floor plans. Here is one example of such a project.

 

MA students’ semester projects:

For ARTHIST 305 Virtual Museums, Yuchen Zhao designed an augmented reality app using Unity 3D that visualizes annotated 3D models on the plan of a Roman complex:

For ISS 320 Introduction to Unity, Wei Tan created a game to demonstrate her knowledge of designing interactivity in Unity3D:

 

 

Duke’s Spring Digital Workshops & Events

January 10, 2017

Whether you’re a student, staff or faculty member, there are many opportunities to brush up your digital knowledge this spring at Duke. Topics range from Microsoft Office to command line to HTML to 3D printing to data visualization and everywhere in between. Here are some workshop series you’ll want to check out:

Data & Visualization Services

In Spring 2017, DVS is implementing new workshops in graphic design for diagrams, with a focus on Adobe Illustrator. Other new and returning workshops of interest include data management and historical GIS.

Events at The Edge

Check out their January 18 events on data management & publishing!

Innovation Co-Lab roots/ Series

This series is great for learning tools for web development, such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. They also offer programming courses for those who really want to get under the hood.

Visualization Friday Forum

Hear colleagues at Duke, as well as visitors from other institutions and private industry, discuss their visualization projects. Most Fridays during the semester.

Computational Media Arts & Cultures Rendezvous

Colleagues in the labs in Art, Art History & Visual Studies present on their work-in-progress and hear from visitors in higher education and private industry on a range of topics.

Social Science Research Institute Workshop Series

Learn qualitative data analysis tools, social science research methods, and more!

Research Computing

Check out their annual university-wide symposium, January 18-20!

OIT Training

OIT offers both in-person and online training in tools such as Microsoft and Qualtrics. They also have a great lunchtime series that takes on a wide range of topics of interest to staff and faculty at the university.

And don’t forget that Duke community members have access to the extensive training library at Lynda.com!

Looking for more? Also check out the curated lists at digitalhumanities.duke.edu. Happy computing!