2016 Schedule

2016 UCLA Session Summary (June 20-23, 2016)

Sunday, June 19: Participants arrive
Monday, June 20: Participant presentations followed by responses from Institute faculty and general discussion
Tuesday, June 21: Participant presentations followed by responses from Institute faculty and general discussion
Wednesday, June 22: Group discussions on critical topics including metadata, publishing 3D work, sustainability, preservation, forward migration, and the technology learning curve
Thursday, June 23: Group discussions on critical topics including promotion and tenure and funding, Taking stock and next steps. Participants leave.

Detailed Description

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Participants arrive at Tiverton House

7:00-10:00 p.m. BAR/RESTAURANT (LOCATION TBD)
No-host bar, snacks, and/or food at a local campus gathering spot.

Monday, June 20, 2016

ZOOM MEETING ID: 641 231 3750

Location: Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room (room 11360)

Faculty: Alyson Gill (UMass Amherst), Lisa M. Snyder (UCLA), Diane Favro (UCLA), and Chris Johansen (UCLA) 

9:00-9:30 Welcomes and Introductions

9:30-11:30 Panel #1: Challenges and Public History

Where Have We Come From? Where Are We Going? Challenges and Opportunities in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites
Hannah Scates Kettler and Lynn Cunningham 

Challenges in Public Dissemination of Cultural Heritage Data
Lauren Massari 

Modeling Uncertainty, Uncertain Modelers, and their Uncertain Models
Kirk Quinsland 

Freedom’s Fortress, A Tale of Two Interfaces: A comparison of AR and VR mobile environments to support the retelling of the “Contraband Decision” Daisy-O’lice I. Williams 

11:30-11:45 Panel #1 Faculty comments and session discussion

11:45-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-2:30 Panel #2: Metadata, Paradata, Publishing, Sustainability  

Libraries and 3D Modeling: Supporting Humanities Scholars Working with 3D Content
Hannah Scates Kettler and Lynn Cunningham 

Metadata, Paradata and Standards: Management Challenges in 3D Scholarly Edition Project
Gurpreet Singh 

The end of Babel – Designing a virtual research environment for digital 3D reconstruction of art and architecture
Piotr Kuroczyński 

2:30-2:45 Panel #2 Faculty comments and session discussion

2:45-3:00 CATERED BREAK

3:00-4:30 Panel #3: Research with 3D 

Collaborative Storytelling in Unity3D: Creating Scalable Long-Term Projects for Humanists
Lynn Ramey 

Trolley Problem in a Virtual 3D Environment
Jacob Caton and Eric Cave 

Can Virtual Spaces Be Made Accessible to the Blind Using Spatial Audio Cues?
Glenn Gunhouse

4:30-4:45 Panel #4 Faculty comments and session discussion

4:45-5:00 Concluding remarks for the day

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Location: Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room (room 11360) 

ZOOM MEETING ID: 641 231 3750 

9:00-9:30 Welcomes and Introductions

9:30-11:30 Panel #4: VR, AR, and Student Engagement

Phygital Augmentations of History in the Classroom: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge Constantinos Papadopoulos 

Technology-Enhanced Learning for Local History: Utilizing the Potential of AR and VR to Explore Blacksburg’s Historic 16 Squares District Thomas Tucker 

Technology-Enhanced Learning for Local History: Christiansburg Institute and the CI-Spy Application David P. Cline 

Liberty Hall Museum: Designed VR/AR Experiences Edward S. Johnston 

11:30-11:45 Panel #4 Faculty comments and session discussion

11:45-1:00 LUNCH 

1:00-2:30 Panel #5: Ethics, Avatars, Difficulty Histories

Virtual Cultural Rehearsal: Addressing Digital Humanities Concerns in the Design of Mixed-Reality Cultural Immersion Projects Natalie Underberg-Goode 

The Uncle Sam Plantation: A 3D/VR Learning Environment for Teaching Lost and Difficult Histories David Neville 

From Elmina to Sankofa: an evolving digital project Magda El Zarki 

2:30-2:45 Panel #5 Faculty comments and session discussion

2:45-3:00 Catered break

3:00-4:30 Panel #6: Archaeology 

MayaCityBuilder: A workflow and test application for integrating georeferenced multi-format and multi-resolution data to explore ancient Maya cityscapes Heather Richards-Rissetto 

The House of the Rhyta at Pseira: A New Reconstruction for Online Crowdsourcing Miriam G. Clinton 

3D Saqqara and the Future of Born-Digital Publishing Elaine Sullivan 

4:30-4:45 Panel #6 Faculty comments and session discussion

4:45-5:00 Concluding remarks for the day

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Location: IDRE’s Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences) 

WebEx MEETING ID: 198 179 112 

Additional in-person faculty: 

Erik Champion (Professor of Cultural Visualization in the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts at Curtin University, Perth, Australia)

Henry E. Lowood (Curator for History of Science & Technology; Film & Media Collections, Stanford University Libraries)

9:00-9:15 Welcomes and Introductions

9:15-10:45 TOPIC #1 Metadata

(NOTE: Please see the attached position papers for background information on all discussion topics)

10:45-11:00 BREAK 

11:00-12:30 TOPIC #2 Publishing 3D Work

Invited remote discussants: Bernie Frischer, DAACH (8-9:30pm, Florence), Neil Christensen, UC Press (PST), Friederike Sundaram, Stanford University Press (PST).

12:30-1:30 Catered Lunch 

1:30-3:00 TOPIC #3 Sustainability, Preservation, and  Forward Migration 

Invited remote discussant: Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Vice-Chair, COST Action “Colour and Space in Cultural Heritage” (9:30 to 11:00 pm, London).

3:00-3:15 Catered break 

3:15-4:45 TOPIC #4 The Technology Learning Curve/Infrastructure for Collaboration   

4:45-5:00 Concluding remarks for the day

6:00-7:00 Catered dinner 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Location: IDRE’s Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences) 

WebEx MEETING ID: 195 682 023 

9:00-9:15 Welcomes and Introductions

9:15-10:45 TOPIC #5 Promotion and Tenure

Invited in-person discussant: Willeke Wendrich, outgoing director of UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities

10:45-11:00 BREAK 

11:00-12:30 TOPIC #6 Funding

Invited remote discussant: Jennifer Serventi, National Endowment for the Humanities (2-3:15, Washington)

Invited in-person discussant: Willeke Wendrich, outgoing director of UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities

12:30-12:45 Evaluation forms and concluding paperwork

12:45-1:00 Concluding remarks and final discussion (Alyson)

1:00-1:30 Lunch

A catered lunch will be provided, probably boxed sandwiches so people can take them with them if they’re racing for the airport.

FINI (for June 2106) … everyone leaves