Adventures in Digital History

  • Adventures in Digital History

    Artist Profile: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian electronic artist who specializes in the intersections of technology and architecture, as well as technological theatre and performance. Lozano-Hemmer graduated from Concordia University in MontrĂ©al, Canada with a B.Sc. in Chemistry, which likely provides the background and basis for his work.1 He interactive exhibits for public participation using technologies such as, “robotic lights, digital fountains, computerized surveillance, media walls, and telematic networks.”2 According to his bio found on his website, “he is inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival, and animatronics, his light and shadow works are “antimonuments for alien agency”.”3 His art has been showcased and commissioned worldwide, with Lozano-Hemmer being the first artist to represent Mexico…

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    Refresh, Restore, Rescue: Reflection

    At the start of the semester I was placed with the Refresh, Restore, Rescue group alongside Carson Berrier, Ashley Diminio, and Eugene Hlaing. We were informed by Dr. McClurken that the project we had been assigned was one that had never been done before. We were not going to be completing a traditional digital history project like the other groups. Instead of researching a topic and publishing resources and findings online as part of a comprehensive digital history site, we would instead be examining every digital history project created by current and previous iterations of the Adventures in Digital History class with the intention of fixing any issues those sites…

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    Preparations

    As the semester comes to a close, we’ve spent the majority of our time the past week working on fixing any issues Dr. McClurken found with our sites. My group was happy to find that, out of the many, many pages on our site, there was only a few issues that really needed to be addressed. Some minor issues with tagging, a blog post needed to be updated, a few spelling and grammar errors, as well as some much needed citations. Once all of this was brought to our attention, we have been picking through the site with a fine tooth comb. I personally have been on citation duty. Once…

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