Visualization of Historic Sites for Memory, Memorialization, and Historical Inquiry – ICAT Community Playdate

Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2015
Location & Time: 

ICAT Learning Studio (253A) in the Moss Arts Center
Time: 8:30-9:30

Center for Human Computer Interaction Featured Project

Speakers: Todd Ogle, TLOS

Todd Ogle, Thomas Tucker and David Hicks are exploring how learners can access the past and places that are geographically inaccessible to many learners. Their most recent work is in the design, development and evaluation of online educational resources that allow learners to visualize structures, places, and terrain of the Meuse Argonne battlefield from the Western Front of World War I. As part of the TransAtlantic Teacher Scholars project, funded by the American Battle Monuments Association, they created 3D representations of a selection of sites important to the American story at the Meuse-Argonne. These visualizations are intended to help the viewer gain a spatial understanding of these sites, and spark an interest in the greater narrative that the sites are a part of.