3D Virtual Construction of Historical Architecture

Friday, February 13, 1:00-2:30 pm
Williams Building 415

Victoria’s Lost Pavilion

Please join us for the second meeting of the Digital Scholars reading and discussion group for Spring 2015, featuring Paul Fyfe, Assistant Professor of English and Digital Humanities at North Carolina State University, who will talk with us via videoconference about a DH funded project, “Victoria’s Lost Pavilion: Reconstructing the Arts in Digital Space.

Understanding the embodied conditions of historic monuments and memorialized events is a huge undertaking — it is a historicization of its own. The Pavilion project literally draws on multiple caches of historical materials to achieve a virtual re/construction that illuminates both the question-raising and the problem-solving dimensions of interdisciplinary work. In introducing us to the project, Dr. Fyfe may invite us to consider the critical and artistic demands of comprehensive historical digital reconstruction, as well as how working in immersive virtual environments causes us to distinguish between recapturing the essence of a physical site and becoming conscious of its historical accretions. We may discuss the project model, consider its requirements and various phases in its construction, and question our own expectations of oldness vs. newness, and of hyperreality vs. virtuality.

Participants are invited to read the following:

Dr. Fyfe can be reached via e-mail or twitter.

-TSG

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