Wired!

Spring 2009

Caroline Bruzelius, Sheila Dillon, Mark Olson


This seminar inaugurated the Wired Project. In the course, we explored how the results of research in the humanities can be expressed using new visual technologies. We considered how to record and communicate complex sets of visual and physical data from historical buildings and archaeological sites, and develop new methods of interpretation and representation. Students were introduced to techniques for the presentation of visual material through a series of interpretive and reconstructive technologies, with an emphasis on clarity of representation and effective visual design. We utilized two test cases as study materials: the archaeological site of Aphrodisias in Turkey (Dillon), which has produced extensive sculptural and architectural remains, and two Franciscan sites in the area of Naples (Bruzelius).