UT Austin Lecture

Caroline Bruzelius, Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art History, will present "Visualizing Venice: The Life and Times of an International Digital Collaboration" as part of the lecture series in the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin on September 19, 2016.

Visualizing Venice is a Digital Humanities initiative that consists of students, scholar's and architects at all levels of their careers who are actively involved in research projects to generate digital models and maps of the city of Venice, its territories, and its lagoon. The project's goals are two: (1) to enhance the understanding of the city, the lagoon, and its region as an ongoing process of change and transformation over time, and (2) to communicate new knowledge about place and space to the public through portable devices and on the Visualizing Venice website.

Research is based on archival and printed sources (documents, cartography, images) from which are generated three-dimensional models and animations that address questions of change and transformation. Begun in 2009, Visualizing Venice is a collaboration between Duke University, the Università Iuav di Venezia (Iuav) and the Università degli Studi di Padova. The team now consists of approximately thirty faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.