Instructor: Juan Medrano-Pizarro, Spanish and Portuguese Department
Overview: This multimedia piece, based on the work of the Chilean poet Enrique Lihn, explores the role that new technologies have in the teaching of literature, the common ground between literature , music, and the visual arts, and the possibility of reaching a wider audience through the use of the World Wide Web.
The project will consist of a bilingual, illustrated presentation of the events of Lihn’s life, a recorded interview, a bilingual anthology of Lihn’s work, a multimedia presentation, and a complete bibliography of his writing and a selected critical bibliography. The multimedia presentation is a production of Lihn’s poem “Penas de extrañamiento” in which text, voice, images, and music will recreate the urban and cinematographic landscape of the imaginary New York constructed by Lihn’s writing. (Des)Encounters is not only a pedagogical tool for the teaching of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry and a prototype for the future development of the Latin-American poets database, but also a space to explore the possibilities of the interaction of literature and digital art.
Instructor: Joan Campbell, German Department
Overview: Concurrently, foreign language pedagogy has stressed the importance of cultural materials and the World Wide Web has allowed immediate access to these materials. Students are no longer limited to information that their instructors provide or authors of their texts choose to include. All sorts of cultural documents are instantly available and student interest in the particular technology is high. By developing Internet exercises which take a functional approach, directly addressing pedagogical issues in foreign language instruction, faculty at Dartmouth can transcend the physical limits of the classroom and provide their students with direct exposure to the culture they are studying. This project will develop World Wide Web exercises for German I, II, and III courses at Dartmouth. While the context for these exercises is German, the models developed are easily applicable to other foreign languages taught at Dartmouth. By making pages available as part of a larger German language teaching database via the German Department home page, the project will provide an important service to German students and the German language teaching profession.
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.