Jessica Pissini

MA Candidate in Historical and Cultural Visualization | Class of 2015
| website |

Jessica Pissini is a second year MA student in the Historical and Cultural Visualization program. She double majored at Penn State University, studying Integrative Arts/Visual Studies and Classical/Ancient History and Archaeology. After graduation, Jessica continued her position as a graduate assistant and site photographer on the Mendes Excavation team in Egypt through 2012. Now at Duke, she has been studying ancient and medieval art and architecture, and contributing to a handful of Wired! Lab projects. In January, Jessica worked with master sculptor Simon Verity and a team of students and professors to create a facsimile of a Nasher Museum artifact and to better understand the process of stone carving and traditional tools. Her MA thesis project, Decoding Artifacts, is a continuation of her work with Simon which explores ways to digitally research, visualize and learn about museum objects through virtual tools and applications.

Read more about Jessica.


Projects

Decoding Artifacts

Duke/Durham Ghosts

The Lives of Things

Talking Heads