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Vr In Vr: Capture And Display Of Virtual Reality Photospheres In A Visual Resources Context, Alex Nichols Dec 2015

Vr In Vr: Capture And Display Of Virtual Reality Photospheres In A Visual Resources Context, Alex Nichols

VRA Bulletin

At Michigan State, we have begun investigating some possibilities for creating and displaying photospheres in art history courses. Virtual reality-style presentation is particularly appealing for teaching architecture, archaeological sites, and other large, complex works that benefit from a spatial understanding that is otherwise difficult to communicate effectively when actual travel is not an option. Our pedagogical experiments are at a very early stage at this point, but the following report seeks to summarize and recommend various technical approaches to the tasks of creating and displaying virtual reality content in the context of visual resources.


Now What?, Marian Lambers May 2015

Now What?, Marian Lambers

VRA Bulletin

Using her experiences at the College for Creative Studies, Marian Lambers challenges visual resources professionals to acknowledge the habits of a new generation of image users, promote department services, aggressively curate, and expand their roles in the educational communities they serve.


Jean Sequencing, Jeff Hurn, Jack Schaeffer May 2015

Jean Sequencing, Jeff Hurn, Jack Schaeffer

VRA Bulletin

The digital imaging team at Digital Revolution describes tips and techniques used to capture over 12,000 images from the clothing archives at Levi Strauss and C0. Learn how a creative combination of cameras, computers and lasers turned a daunting task into a stunning visual library in record time. Also discussed is their approach to photographing and restoring glass plate negatives, transparencies, as well as manuscripts and artifacts.


Rethinking Visual Resources Centers In The Digital Age: Case Studies At The University Of Georgia And The University Of Michigan, Courtney L. Baron, Molly J. Schoen May 2015

Rethinking Visual Resources Centers In The Digital Age: Case Studies At The University Of Georgia And The University Of Michigan, Courtney L. Baron, Molly J. Schoen

VRA Bulletin

Visual Resource Centers are facing many challenges—and opportunities—in the wake of the digital era. Since their beginnings as slide libraries, many VRCs have had missions across college campuses to serve the image needs of faculty in art-related fields. More recently, visual resources professionals have guided faculty and other colleagues into the digital era by providing digitization services and support. But as faculty and other clientele have become more tech-savvy over the years, and as high quality art images have become more readily available than ever before, the fate of VRCs and similar departments is at risk. In order ...


Wired! @ 5 (Years): Visualizing The Past At Duke University, The Wired! Group, Duke University May 2015

Wired! @ 5 (Years): Visualizing The Past At Duke University, The Wired! Group, Duke University

VRA Bulletin

Wired! is a learning community of faculty, staff, and students at Duke University committed to exploring how digital technologies prompt new approaches to teaching and research in the humanities. Wired! was founded to explore the potential of digital visualization tools for the study of art, architecture and urban space. Digital projects focus on communicating humanities research to a broad public through websites and digital applications.

Wired!’s special focus is the study of visual and material culture: art, architectural, and urban history. Research projects and teaching are based in the Wired! Lab at Duke University, where faculty, staff, and students ...