On Wednesday March 6 from 9:30-11:30, Duke University's Caroline Bruzelius and Mark Olson, professors in their Department of Visual and Media Studies, will lead a discussion called "Learning by Making: Digital Methods and the Wired! Experiment at Duke". This will take place in Usdan 110 and morning refreshments will be served (beginning at 9:00).
This event is part of our new Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, which seeks to support new courses, modules, and workshops intended to open our collective eyes to digital and computational advances relevant to our teaching and scholarship.
Caroline and Mark are founding members of the Wired! Group at Duke, and have been developing a new model of teaching in the Humanities that engages technology. They aim to integrate technology into traditional courses, as well as developing new fields of study that engage with technology.
Wired! sponsors a series of long-term research initiatives that unite both on-going scholarship with courses. Among these projects are Visualizing Venice (http://visualizingvenice.org/beta/) and a series of inquiries around the theme of reconstructing contexts for objects - such as the works of ancient and medieval art that fill American and European museums.