Instructor: Louise Hamlin (chair); Karol Kawiaka, Architecture; Brian Miller, Photography; John Wilson, Architecture
Overview: Computer technology is now a standard tool in the fields of both architecture and photography. It has broadened the frontiers and changed working methods in both, and produced work that was previously unimaginable. Professionals in both disciplines make daily use of the technology and every professor will expect to see and use it in the classroom. Computer technology is necessary as an instructional and design tool for the classroom and to enable our students to compete with their peers outside Dartmouth. Knowledge of it is required for many summer jobs, internships, graduate programs, and full-time employment opportunities. As part of their college education, we must provide students with this resource. This project proposes to set up a cluster of computers, printers, and scanners that will enable the Studio Art department to fully integrate computing into its curriculum in the fields of architecture and photography.
Instructor: Jerry Rutter, Classics Department
Overview: The Classics Department proposes to take advantage of Quicktime VR as a mode of graphic presentation, and of its uniquely designed Foreign Study Program [FSP] to Greece as an existing curricular venue, to design and produce a series of 360-degree panoramas of ancient Greek archaeological sites and the contemporary landscapes in which these sites are located. Dartmouth undergraduates will participate in all aspects of the production and use of these visual teaching aids.
Selection and design of the panoramas, as well as the shooting of the images required for them, will be an academic activity on the Greek FSP in which students will work in teams and for which they will receive a grade as part of the off-campus courses Greek and Roman Studies [GRS] 30-31 (the Greek FSP is offered every two years). The panoramas will be used in class in Greek history (GRS 14-15, one offered every year; also GRS 11 and 19, one of which is likewise offered every year) and archaeology (GRS 20, 21, 22; all three courses are taught every two years), as well as in the introductory course in Classical archaeology (GRS 6, offered annually). By mounting the panoramas on our Web server, we would make these visual aids available to colleagues in allied departments at Dartmouth (e.g. Art History, for use in AH 21 and 22; History; Religion; Geography) as well as to interested students and faculty at other institutions.