VFF: Reflections on Uses of Spatiotemporal Visualization in a Humanities Classroom
Friday, October 16, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hannah L Jacobs · Wired!
What happens when a syllabus is taken from the page and placed in an interactive visualization? How can students reimagine the structure and presentation of a humanities essay through spatiotemporal visualization? In Spring 2015, the teaching team and students in ARTHIST 101 Introduction to Art History explored both of these questions using Neatline, a plugin for the Omeka content management system. Neatline combines temporal, spatial, textual, and pictorial forms, enabling students and scholars to create interactive non-linear visual narratives. This course¿s use of a visual syllabus and visual essay assignments engaged students and readers with representations of art historical narratives that highlight spatial, temporal, and conceptual relationships.