Client: Timothy Rub, Hood Museum of Art
Project: The Hood Museum of Art is being provided with equipment to aid in the digitization of images of works of art and artifacts from the permanent collection. The selection of objects will be undertaken in consultation with faculty and will be determined in large measure by their teaching needs. By making images from the collection available to students and faculty, this project will provide greater access to the permanent collection and further encourage the use of the museum as a teaching resource.
Instructor: Pierce Hayward, Thayer School
Project: This project will develop four “virtual instruments laboratory” exercises for use at the Thayer School of Engineering. The project’s goals are to evaluate the idea of virtual instrument laboratories and to help Thayer find a solution to the twin problems of capital cost and storage requirements for the laboratory instrumentation used in the engineering curriculum.
Instructor: Zsuzsanna-Lynda Bathory, Hopkins Center
Overview: This project will introduce students interested in design and production in the performing arts to computer aided drafting and design technology as it is currently being used in the field. The project provides accessible CADD workstations in the Hopkins Center and trains students in the use of the workstations. The student training will focus on CADD areas that are unique to the performing arts such as Technical Production, Scenic Design, and Lighting Design.
Instructor: Alan Gaylord, English Department
Overview: The first part of the project, the Origins of Language, will produce an HTML document that explores the current state of research in the field and includes an annotated bibliography, maps, pictures, and diagrams. The second part of the project will record and mark for Annotext two kinds of Old English and produce an HTML document on the cultural matrix of Anglo-Saxon including pictures and maps, lexical discussion, and linguistic analysis of samples of Old English. Finally, the project will record and mark for Annotext several examples of Middle English and Early Modern English. An HTML document produced in conjunction with this part will explore English dialects from Chaucer to the present in this country and in England. Annotext is a multimedia authoring tool, developed at Dartmouth College, for combining texts with annotations, graphics, audio feedback, and video interaction.