2011: The Virtual Duke project focuses on modeling the Duke campus in Google Sketchup and places models in Google Earth with rich annotations. Students also created informative video tours through the content. As the instructor of these course and independent study opportunities I bring together students collaborators with real “clients” in order to produce a usable, and hopefully sustainable “product” for some part of the larger community. In Fall 2011 Duke rolled out a new interactive campus map system that took part of its inspiration from the ISIS 200 Research Capstone students’ work.
Digital Durham 1-2-3 partners with historian Trudi Abel, whose Digital Durham archival project formed the basis of the “Walltown Neighborhood History Project” collaboration with DukeEngage in Summer 2010, as well as a class we co-taught in Spring 2011, and another MALS class she taught in Fall 2011,a ll of which activated Google Earth mapping as an accessible way to think about spatial history and the potential for map-based forms of academic authorship.
Digital Durham 3.0 is an augmented reality project designed to embody the presence of the past. It builds upon the Digital Durham archive, as well as the Digital Durham mapping work we have done. The 3.0 version attempts to highlight the presence of the past through embodied experience of a physical space through “augments” using the Layar augmented reality platform plus archival and new material annotating the real world environment.
Our goal is to create a rich set of historical narratives that can be accessed both in real time by individuals in Durham, and online through a web-based virtual environment. Ultimately we would like to create a system where different “views” of the same core database of information can take place from within various applications and technology-mediated experiences. Working towards the platform that would help us achieve this is part of the goals of the FHI GreaterThanGames Lab, which I co-direct.
Our Durham work is just one aspect of the approach. In 2011-12 we are also co-developing a “two cities” project with our collaborators at Jacobs University in Bremem, Germany, as well as an AR project in Venice as part of the Wired! Lab’s Visualizing Venice project.
- Digital Durham 3.0 (Fall 2011 and Spring 2012) – augmented reality version of DD – coming soon!
- Digital Durham 2.0 (Spring 2011 and Fall 2011)
- Walltown Neighborhood History Project (Summer 2010)
- ISIS 200 “Duke Tour” (Spring 2010)
- CIT Talk slides 5/10 (Instructional Tech Showcase 2010)
- Virtual Duke – ISIS Mapping 2.0 (CIT Video)
- Parameters Essay July 14, 2018
- Fall 2018 Teaching July 1, 2018
- Psychasthenia Studio and the Gamification of Contemporary Culture June 29, 2018
- Wrap-Up of the DAH Venice 2018 Summer Institute June 20, 2018
- Apprehending the Past: Augmented Reality, Archives, and Cultural Memory May 22, 2018
- Executive Committee of the Academic Council May 4, 2018
- Psychasthenia 3 at the Hygienic Gallery, Feb 14-17, 2018 February 20, 2018
- Starting the New Year: Two Summer Institute Deadlines January 3, 2018
- Spring 2018 Teaching October 8, 2017
- Interdisciplinary, International PhD Academy at VIU September 30, 2017