Summer Lab

Steven LeMieux

News

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Throughout the summer the lab admin team puts our collective heads together to figure out what the DWRL will focus on this coming year. We’ve been at it since June and have made great progress, but most of it is behind the scenes. Since lab staffers aren’t producing new content for the site, our output necessarily drops. As we move on through the rest of the summer we’ll be slowly updating the site with new content and announcements about what our research areas and priorities will be this year.

Augmented Reality Has Arrived and It’s Ready to Be Analyzed! Well, Almost.

Sarah A. Riddick

Accessibility, Devices, Locative Media

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Lately, augmented reality has been making a lot of headlines in the tech world. This week, for instance, Microsoft revealed its HoloLens, a visual headset that allows people to interact with and manipulate complex, projected visuals. In a promo for the HoloLens, a woman wearing the headset customizes a Volvo car before buying it, building it up from the nuts and bolts with gestures as simple as pressing her thumb and forefinger together. It isn’t quite the tech we see Robert Downey Jr. playing with in Iron Man’s workshop, but it’s pretty close.

Archiving in the Age of Writing Productivity

Ansley Colclough

Digital Archiving

The Digital Archiving team is currently working on the creation of an app that aims to explore what rethinking the “archive” would mean for pedagogy and writing. One implication of rethinking “archiving” and “writing” might be that writing in digital media is always already a process of archiving. How might our daily academic writing change? What technologies aimed at “everyday writing” already exist?

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