Visualizing Art Historical Networks with Graph Commons

Graph Commons is a collaborative platform for mapping, analyzing, and sharing data-networks. Its focus is on simplicity and collaboration around data, a canvas for visualizing a process and broadening what’s possible. Users need only a Google account to explore networks together in this shared workspace. Teaching Models to Consider: As… Continue reading »

Curating Digital Exhibitions with Omeka

As a leading digital humanities software tool, Omeka enables the building of collections and the creation of digital exhibitions with advanced features such as mapping and image annotation. Omeka is a web-publishing platform that shares digital collections and builds media-rich online exhibitions. Omeka is unique for its emphasis on building collections… Continue reading »

Exploring Architecture with Virtual Reality

Chartres Cathedral from 360Cities.net

Virtual reality offers a striking immersive experience that is particularly well-suited to viewing architectural works and historic sites.  Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment. In VR, a wholly virtual environment that does not incorporate any real-world elements is viewed with a headset. VR vs. AR… Continue reading »

Artstor Joins JSTOR

Vital Image Collection and Teaching Tool Updates Key Facts The Artstor platform has been promised through the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. JSTOR has committed to retaining the Artstor environment until the JSTOR platform is equal to or better than Artstor for image users. Update: As of February 1,… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Annotating Images and Readings

A guide on how to annotate images and readings in Google Drive and Perusall. Google Drive With Google Drive, you can view and comment on items like videos, PDFs, Microsoft Office files, audio files, and photos. Annotating a File On your computer, go to drive.google.com Create a folder… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Next Level Zoom

A guide on using Zoom for live discussions and presentations. Next Level Zoom Access Your Zoom Account Go to ​https://williams.zoom.us​, click “Sign in” and use your SSO (Single Sign-On) to login with your Williams email account. To check your current account type, in Profile, see “User Type.”… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Organizing Your Class in Glow

A guide on how to organize your class using GLOW. Organizing Your Class in Glow Please visit the VRC Demo Course in Glow to view all of these options as a student. Add an Image for Your Course In Settings, Course Details, click the Image button to select an… Continue reading »

Tech Tips: Choosing a Lecture Recording Tool

A guide on how to use to choose a lecture recording tool. Recording with PowerPoint on a PC Create your Presentation Slide Show – Record Slide Show and Start Recording Be sure to stop speaking while advancing slides You can pause your recording anytime Stop… Continue reading »

Visual Resources Center Updates

The Visual Resources Center freshened up this summer with some updates to the space. A dual-screen Mac computer station was added next to the dual-screen PC and book scanning station. The dual-screen PC is perfect for using PowerShow and working on dual-projector presentations. The large, flatbed Epson scanner has found… Continue reading »

VRC Collaborative Spaces: Study Camp Recap

At the end of the Spring 2019 semester, students gathered in the Visual Resources Center for the Art History 102 Study Camp. Students, or campers, used the VRC’s collaborative spaces to study before their final exam. Campers took advantage of the VRC’s wide-screen monitors to quiz… Continue reading »

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