FACULTY RESEARCH DIALOGUE: “DATA, DESIGN, AND DIVERSITY: A DIGITAL HUMANITIES APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF URBAN VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE”

November 6, 2015 |
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Exhibit C, Campbell Hall
The School of Architecture presents
Faculty Research Dialogue Lecture series
ZACHARY VIOLETTE, Ph.D.
“Data, Design, and Diversity: A Digital Humanities Approach to the Study of Urban Vernacular Architecture”
Looking at, and finding meaning in, the common, the modest, and the unexceptional has always been central to the study of the vernacular landscape; grappling with the problem of numbers is a major challenge. The recent explosion and democratization of digital tools, especially those related to web databasing, archives digitization, imaging capability, geographical tools, and data visualization provides unprecedented opportunities to look at more, and gain greater understanding, with less effort. Given their recent nature, however, these projects are often conducted in isolation, with method invented out of whole cloth. This lecture presents a case study for the application of modern, web-based database technologies, and other digital humanities approaches to the study of the vernacular landscape
 
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