Fall 2016 Course Projects Round Up
January 20, 2017
Fall 2016 yielded exciting new mapping and modeling projects from Wired! courses. We are pleased to be able to share some of them with you:
Mapping Italian Baroque Art & Architecture
Students in ARTHIST 256 Italian Baroque Art used Omeka and Neatline to create digital archives and exhibitions that use annotated historical maps, timelines, and multimedia to construct visual narratives about significant artists, patrons, and sites created in Italy during the seventeenth century.
Modeling Medieval European Castles
Students in ARTHIST 190S Medieval Castles of Europe worked in Autodesk 3D Studio Max to create counterfactual models of medieval castles drawing on their knowledge of medieval architecture, politics, and geography. Their projects have been made available through Sketchfab.
Students in ARTHIST 225 Gothic Cathedrals spend the semester designing architectural plans for plausible medieval European cathedrals. They develop an historical and religious narrative, budget, iconography, and elevations, sections, and floor plans. Here is one example of such a project.
MA students’ semester projects:
For ARTHIST 305 Virtual Museums, Yuchen Zhao designed an augmented reality app using Unity 3D that visualizes annotated 3D models on the plan of a Roman complex:
For ISS 320 Introduction to Unity, Wei Tan created a game to demonstrate her knowledge of designing interactivity in Unity3D: