Lucas Giles

MA Candidate in Historical & Cultural Visualization | Class of 2016

Lucas Giles is a first year MA student in the Historical and Cultural Visualization program. He has a first-class BA in Art History with Italian from the University of Warwick in the U.K. His main academic interest is the art and architecture emanating from the Italian peninsula during the 13th and 14th centuries, particularly in Naples and Venice. He has spent a year in Naples studying at the University of Federico II and a semester in Venice as part of the Warwick in Venice program.


Projects

Alife Arch App

St. Chiara Choir Screen

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas

Alex Gordon

Wired! Fellow
Class of 2017 | Major in Visual Arts, Minor in Art History

My name is Alex Gordon, and I am majoring in Visual Arts with a minor in Art History. I am involved with the Operating Archives project, specifically digitizing Renaissance anatomical flap books.


Projects

Operating Archives

Rachel Harris

Humanities Writ Large Fellow
Class of 2014 | Major in Computer Science

I’m a senior computer science major. I’m interested in computer vision and signal processing, as well as web development and the interdisciplinary implications of new technologies.


Projects

Operating Archives

Annie Haueter

Wired! Fellow
Class of 2017 | Major in Computer Science, Minors in Economics & Art History

Annie Haueter is a senior from San Francisco, California who is majoring in Computer Science with double minors in Economics and Art History. Annie first came into contact with the Wired! group after participating in Kristin Lanzoni’s seminar Mapping and Modeling Venice her freshman year. She spent the semester researching the abandoned church of Sant’Anna, and her work culminated in a 3-dimensional recreation of the structure and its interior. Annie joined the Wired! lab as a fellow the following summer and has worked on the VIVA project under Dr. Lanzoni ever since. Her early work on the project involved cataloging and researching Venetian palaces, and she is now developing animations of the Jacopo de’Barbari map of Venice to be displayed on the final interactive atlas. After she graduates, Annie will be returning to San Francisco to start work as an Automation Engineer with Apple Inc.

 


Projects

A Portrait of Venice

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas

Julia Healey

Wired! Fellow



Projects

Visualizing Venice

Hannah Hopkins

Humanities Writ Large Fellow
Class of 2015 | Major in Psychology, Minor in Art History

I am currently a junior at Duke University and pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology and an art history minor. My interests focus on Italian Renaissance art and European cathedral architecture – particularly French Gothic. During my career at Duke, I have used 3D modeling software to envision and design an entire cathedral in the Perpendicular Gothic style. I also dedicated a semester to studying art history in Venice, Italy, where I focused on pictoral and sculptural representations of the Republic of Venice as the virtue Justice.

Julia Huang

Wired! Fellow
Class of 2016 | Major in Political Science, Minor in Visual and Media Studies, Certificate in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics

My name is Julia and I’m a senior studying Political Science with a PPE certificate and minor in Visual and Media Studies. My projects as a Wired! Fellow have focused on studying and virtually representing clothing for the Visualizing Venice Virtual World as well as compiling aggregate data on lay confraternities in early modern Venice. Most recently, I worked with a team to digitally reconstruct, render, and animate the Nani Palace on the Giudecca Island of Venice. Another project I have worked on in the past is the Operating Archives initiative with the aim of digitizing anatomical models and fugitive sheets for greater accessibility of educational artifacts to the public.


Projects

A Portrait of Venice

Venice Interactive Visual Atlas

Venice Virtual World

Visualizing Venice

Meng’En Huang

Wired! Fellow
Class of 2016 | Computer Science & Visual Arts

I double major in Computer Science and Visual Arts and I am graduating in 2016. I have a strong interest in using tech as a tool to improve public access to arts and music. In VVW project, I am both a constructor and a script developer and I involve in building the world, designing the game plot and implementing features.


Projects

Venice Virtual World

Katherine Jentleson

PhD Candidate in Art, Art History & Visual Studies | Graduated 2016
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I am a PhD student in the department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. I specialize in the art of the United States, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. After my preliminary examinations in April 2013, I will officially begin my dissertation on the history of folk and self-taught art in the United States. Drawing on interdisciplinary methodologies, including Social Network Analysis, I hope to demonstrate and reflect on the evolution of the category of self-taught art in American institutions, beginning with the MoMA’s 1930s exhibitions and moving to current phenomenon, such as the Outsider Art Fair and the near-closure of the American Folk Art Museum. Before I came to Duke in 2010, I worked in the publishing industry, beginning at Harper’s magazine and spending several years as as editor at Art+Auction. I am currently part of a team at Duke that is developing a pedagogical game called Fantasy Collecting that will “gameify” the task of memorization associated with survey courses and teach students about the forces that govern the art market.


Projects

“Not as Rewarding as the North:” Holger Cahill’s Southern Folk Art Expedition

Hannah Koo

Wired! Fellow