Digital Humanities Course for Art Historian?
June 13, 2014 9:05 PM Subscribe
What is a good digital humanities/digital visualization intro course or workshop for me? Difficulty level: immediate, NYC/London.
posted by rustcellar to Education (1 answer total)
[asking on behalf of my wife –rustcellar]
I am a PhD candidate in ancient (Roman) art and am looking to add to my skill set by getting some basic training in digital visualization technologies. My dissertation is on a building that no longer stands, so the ability to do simple 3D reconstructions or to populate 3D environments would be great, but really anything I could use in teaching, conferences/lectures, and publications would be a great addition to my CV.
That said, I’m not a designer or draftsperson (free-hand or digital), and I’ve never done any digital design work beyond nifty powerpoints. I know I can’t go from not being able to draw a cube to being a master of architectural drawings, so I’m okay with not mastering complex drafting software like AutoCAD, but I’d like to see if there are programs that I could be introduced to and maybe see if it’s worth pursing mastery in one or two. (Google Sketchup? Photoscan? Other programs I don’t know about but could be useful?)
Logistical parameters: I have been given grant money up to $1200 for training in the digital humanities, BUT I would have to use this before the end of the summer. (I was given the money for a specific program in but then wasn’t able to attend the program; hence my search for a last-minute replacement.) This is made trickier because I am leaving for London at the end of July to be in London and then Rome for dissertation research. Thus a course or workshop would have to be here in NYC in June/July or in London in August.
I do not need course credit. My university has a design school but it’s not feasible to just audit a class there because it’s two hours away. If there’s an opportunity that doesn’t meet my logistical parameters I’m open to those suggestions as well, in case I re-apply for funding or continue to pursue this in coming semesters.