Digital Places and Spaces

Fall 2017

ISS 660S | VMS 660S

Victoria Szabo

T 8:45-11:15am | Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

History, theory, criticism, practice of creating digital places and spaces with maps, virtual worlds, and games. Links to “old,” analog media. Virtual environment and world-building and historical narrative, museum, mapping, and architectural practices. Project-based seminar course w/ critical readings, historical and contemporary examples, world-building. Class exhibitions, critiques, and ongoing virtual showcase. Projects might include: web and multimedia, GPS and handheld data and media capture, 2D & 3D mapping, screen-based sims and game-engine based development, sensors and biometrics, and multimodal, haptic interfaces.

Historical & Cultural Visualization Proseminar 1

Fall 2020 | Fall 2019 | Fall 2018 | Fall 2017 | Fall 2016 | Fall 2015 | Fall 2014

ARTHIST 580S-01 | HCVIS 580S-01 | ISS 580S-01 | VMS 580S-01

Victoria Szabo & Hannah Jacobs

W 3:05PM - 5:35PM | Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

Overview of topics in digital humanities and computational media, with special attention to visual media. Studies of critical digital heritage, virtuality and culture, information aesthetics, information design, digital storytelling. Interactivity and online content management through databases, collaborative blogs, and online archives. Data visualization and mapping based on textual, image, and quantitative sources. Mini-projects based on existing and new research data from existing projects in the Wired! Lab, the CMAC labs, and other sources. Best practices for digital research project planning and collaboration. Instructor consent required.

This course is a core part of the MA in Digital Art History/Computational Media.

Mapping History with GIS

Fall 2020 |Spring 2020 | Fall 2018 | Fall 2017

ISS 315-01/715-01 | VMS 304-01 | ARTHIST 315-01

Edward Triplett

M 10:05AM - 12:35PM | Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 12, Rm A228)

This is a beginner/intermediate Geographic Information System (GIS) course designed to help students design maps and spatial diagrams of historical subjects. The class emphasizes perspectives, procedures, and tools that are relevant to art and architectural history, but students will also learn that most spatial methods are inter-disciplinary. Although geared toward art history, students from any discipline are welcome. This course is designed as a hybrid lecture/lab format in which direct instruction is supplemented by hands on learning labs using ArcGIS software and real-world spatial data. The main skills students will gain are:

· Integration of spatial and tabular data
· Geoprocessing
· Data visualization
· Creating features
· Editing Features
· Vector and Raster Integration
· Spatial Analysis
· Georeferencing

Course Attributes:

(STS) Science, Technology, and Society
Cross-listed in another department
(CZ) Civilizations

Visualizing Cultures

Fall 2017

VMS 490S | DOCST 490S | AMES 490S

Ellen Sebring

Th 1:25-3:55pm | Smith Warehouse, Bay 9, A290

What is image-based storytelling? How can history be done through images? What are design guidelines for digital visual narratives? Cartoons, photographs, prints, illustrated news, ads, postcards. Modern Asia & the world in digital image-driven history. Work in a flipped classroom in teams. Develop image-based presentations from historical sources. Guided by media theorist & designer of MIT Visualizing Cultures. visualizingcultures.mit.edu | sebring[at]mit[dot]edu.