SECAC 2013

November 1, 2013
Greensboro, NC
1:15pm & 3:30pm
Elizabeth BaltesMark Olson, Iara Dundas, Elisabeth Narkin

Wired! group members will discuss learning and teaching using digital technologies at SECAC 2013. Elizabeth Baltes’s paper, “Three Art Historians, a Computer Scientist, and a Computer Artist Walk into a Classroom” is scheduled at 1:15pm.

AAHVS’s John Taormina is co-chairing a panel on new technologies in art history at 3:30pm. It will feature papers by Mark Olson, “Digital Technologies and the Social Life of Things: The Wired Lab at Duke University” and Iara Dundas and Elisabeth Narkin on “How Can Visualization Technologies Help Us to Teach and Learn Architectural History?”

Digital Heritage International Congress 2013

October 28, 2013 — November 1, 2013

Florian Wiencek, Timothy Senior, Victoria Szabo

In fall 2013, Victoria Szabo, Tim Senior, and Florian Wiencek presented their project, a collaboration between Duke University and Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, at the Digital Heritage International Congress. Their paper was subsequently published in the conference’s collection of papers: Digital Cities: A collaborative engagement with urban heritage.

Monastic Architecture & The City

October 10, 2013 — October 11, 2013
Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Caroline Bruzelius, Ludovica Galeazzo

Prof. Caroline Bruzelius will present a paper entitled “Preaching, Building, and Burying: Mendicant Friars and the Reshaping of the Medieval City” along with Ludovica Galeazzo of the Visualizing Venice Team, who will present her research in a paper on “The Augustinian nuns of Santa Caterina dei Sacchi in Venice and the growth dynamics of the urban fringe.”

Visualizing Venice: The Ghetto of Venice

June 4, 2013 — June 14, 2013
Venice International University, Venice, Italy
Donatella Calabi, Università Iuav di Venezia; Mark Olson, Duke University; Victoria Szabo, Duke University

The aim of the workshop, jointly promoted by Duke University, Iuav University of Venice and Venice International University is to provide a thorough introduction to a series of digital tools for the analysis, interpretation and visualization of data related to the shaping of man-made space. The following technologies will be taught and used by students: 3D modeling using Google SketchUp, 3D acquisition using Photogrammetry, interactive mapping with Google Earth, Scalar, and the basics of ARCgis related to Google Earth. These 3D modeling, visualization, and mapping technologies enable the students to engage with questions of change over time and dynamic process in urban and rural environments, showing how man-made spaces respond to social and economic process and transformation. The workshop is addressed to Master’s- or Ph.D- level students in Interpretive Humanities (including Cultural Patrimony, History of Art, Architecture and Urbanism, History, Geography, Architecture, Archaeology, and other relevant disciplines).

TimeMap and Video Archive

Workshop Website

Mapping Time & Space

May 2, 2013 — May 4, 2013
Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse
Katie Jentleson

Part of the Slider and Wired! Workshop Series

May 2-4, 2013

Due to an overwhelming response, all workshops are full and waitlist capacity has been reached. Please contact with questions about the workshops or kick-off event.

Thursday, May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Roundtable discussion at the National Humanities Center

Workshops at S228 Bay 12, Smith Warehouse

Friday, May 3

9 am-12pm

Nicole Coleman (Stanford Humanities Center) teaches Knot

Link to Knot dev area (under construction)

1 pm-4pm

Scott Arcenas (Department of Classical Studies at Stanford University) teaches ORBIS

Saturday, May 4

9 am-12pm

David McClure (The Scholars’ Lab at University of Virginia) teaches Neatline

Sponsored by: Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Department of Classical Studies Greater than Games Lab, The Graduate School, Department of History, PhD Laboratory in Digital Knowledge, National Humanities Center


Directions to Smith Warehouse; here is a map of its location. There is paid parking on Maxwell Ave and free but limited parking on Pettigrew Street, near the Center for Documentary Studies.

The workshops are taking place in room S228, which is in Bay 12 (the far Western corner of Smith), on the second floor.

Thanks and see you soon.

Syllabus Workshop

April 22, 2013 — April 23, 2013
Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse
Sarah Goetz, Rebecca Bennett

A workshop in two parts to be run in the Wired! lab by Sarah Goetz and Rebecca Bennett (with guests), which introduces various technologies, walks lecturers through an example of  their use and incorporates syllabus planning to ensure smooth integration into classes.


22nd AM (8:30-1) – For up to 3 technologies:

Intro to techniques with example use (10 minute presentation)

Exercise to through a simple example (50min practical)

29th PM (1.30-5.00) – Syllabus Workshop Session

An opportunity to discuss ways to successfully integrate the technologies discussed into classes with the lecturers covering topic such as:

  • fitting technologies to class objectives

  • understanding learning outcomes

  • what constitutes an appropriate digital project

  • preparing core material and exercises for students

  • timescales

  • assessment

  • matching technologies with research objectives (grad classes)

  • data management, QA & synthesis for recurrent / large projects (grad classes)

We intend to teach technologies from the following pool of expertise based on demand from attendees (survey to be conducted soon):

  • Omeka / Neatline

  • Sketchup

  • Google Earth / GIS

  • Popcorn (media content integration)

  • Website basics / web publishing

  • Virtual Worlds

  • Photogrammetry (123D catch)

  • Laser scanning (object level)

  • Tableau (data visualisation)

Communicating Archaeology

April 19, 2012
The Wired! Lab, Bay 11, 2nd Floor, Smith Warehouse

VMS551 invites you to: Communicating Archaeology, bringing the sites, stories and science to the public Friday 19th April at 3:15pm in the Wired! Lab. There will be short student presentations, interactive digital projects, and refreshments.