Join us as Professor Eric Poehler demonstrates photogrammetry. As a burgeoning tool for the humanities, the importance of photogrammetry - computer programs that transform a series of digital images into a precise three dimensional model - cannot be overstated. Being able to capture not only the visual aspects of place, but also being able to replicate the experience of their dimensional qualities with only a point-and-shot digital camera, is revolutionizing how archaeologists conduct their fieldwork, interpret their data, and share their results.
Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Lisa Snyder from UCLA on Thursday, April 23 at 4pm in Herter Hall, Room 601.
Sure, it’s cool, but is it scholarship?
Building a case for computer modeling as knowledge production
Encounters with the digital are increasingly pushing the boundaries of academic knowledge production. For traditionalists, the most palatable concession to technology is surely the print-like online journal, if only for convenience’s sake. At the other end of the spectrum of the ever-expanding range of digital tools and methods, sits the three-dimensional computer model. Decidedly not print-like. Interactive. Non-linear. More visual than textual. Confounding in approach and dissemination. Sure, it’s cool, but is it scholarship?
Claire Potter joined the New School for Public Engagement in 2012. She is the author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture (Rutgers, 1998) and co-editor of Doing Recent History: On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012.) She teaches courses in social sciences and humanities in the School of Undergraduate Studies and is also a member of the university history department.