Developed in partnership with the Wired! Lab for Visualizing the Past, the CityExplorer/Visualizing Venice mobile iPad app has been created with undergraduates in the Lucic/Duvall as well as graduate students in art history, Alexandra Dodson and Erica Sherman.
This app prototype emerges from Digital Cities, a larger on-going project led by Victoria Szabo. The project focuses on the process of digital city-making itself, drawing upon technology studies and media theory as well as historical documents, monuments, architecture, and other cultural artifacts. The project aims to develop digital and mixed reality experiences as tools for discovery and research presentation, focusing on annotated digital maps, 3D modeling, augmented reality overlays, audio and video supplements, procedural narrations, data visualizations and network flow diagrams in order to understand both the past of a city and its presence and effects in contemporary experiences of it. With projects running in Durham, Venice, and, soon, Bremen, the goals of Digital Cities are both to create multimodal research products that take advantage of the affordances of both analog and digital media forms as well as to develop a guidelines for an emergence genre for both research presentation and transformative, affective experience in real time and space.