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Current Activities and Announcements:

  • MLA 2014 “Getting Starting with DH” and “Evaluating Digital Scholarship” I am at MLA 2014 teaching a workshop on “Digital Mapping and Augmented Reality” for DHCommons. Slides here. I am also convening a workshop for the MLA Committee on Information Technology on “Evaluating Digital Scholarship: Candidate Success Stories.” This is my last year on the committee but I hope to continue to work on these ...
  • MA in Historical and Cultural Visualization Approved! Great news! Our proposed MA in Historical and Cultural Visualization has been approved by the Board of Trustees. I am one of the core faculty members and will be teaching Pro-Seminar II: Duke will begin accepting applications now for Fall 2014 enrollment. DRAFT COURSE DESCRIPTION: Historical and Cultural Visualization Proseminar 2 Spring Semesters By Permission Theories and Practices of Historical ...
  • Chicago Bound: January 2014 I am headed to Chicago for a double-header: MLA 2014 and then a visit to the University of Chicago where I’ll join colleagues and graduate students in Art History & English talking about how historical and cultural visualization techniques can enhance research.
  • Teaching at VIU in Fall 2013 I had a great time teaching at Venice International University. Amazing set of colleagues and students from around the world.  Plus, I took Italian! My courses were called “Digital Cities and the Cartographic Imagination” and “Foundations of Web-Based Multimedia Communications.” Check out the final student project demo video on Vimeo!
  • ACM SIGGRAPH July 2013 – XYZN: Scale Gallery I organized the XYZN: Scale gallery at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference held in Anaheim CA in July. The catalog is published as part of a special issue of MIT’s Leonardo. Check out the Promo Video for the gallery as well as the Media Tour I did after it was set up!  
  • Summer Visualizing Venice Workshops In June 2013 I co-taught a workshop on historical and cultural visualization techniques for an international set of graduate students interested in art, architectural, and urban history. (We also did a workshop in 2012 on the Waters of Venice.) Our final projects were presented as video, interactive timelines, websites, and augmented reality installations. Check out the Ghetto ...
  • Fall 2013 Teaching In Fall 2013 I will be teaching at Venice International University in Venice, Italy. Please see the VIU site for details: http://www.univiu.org/shss/globalization-program/fall-2013-semester
  • Google Glass My little tweet got picked for Google Glass! I will be trying the system out this summer and bringing to Venice in Fall 2013 to experiment with it as an augmented reality device. More soon as I find out what it can do. Update: putting some observations online at http://glasshappy.net.
  • FHI GreaterThanGames Lab Ending Spring 2013 After two years, Tim Lenoir, Kate Hayles and I are wrapping up the FHI GreaterThanGames: Transmedia Applications, Virtual Worlds, and Digital Storytelling Lab. This lab was a temporary formation designed to jump-start collaborations across various groups and disciplinary boundaries. Please see our GTG web archive for more info on our work.  Thanks to everyone who ...
  • Innerspace Adventure My collaborator Joyce Rudinsky and I put together an augmented reality experience for the College Art Association conference  in NYC, which took place in February 2013. This project is set in the New York Hilton, and mimics a text adventure in its simple branching structure. It is activated from a image released at the conference ...
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