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Cartographic and Digital Misfits: Early Modern Chorography and Modern Cartesian Software

Join us for an online presentation from Dr. Ed Triplett, Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University.

This talk will describe some of the conclusions drawn through the creation of a research and development project that seeks to bring "chorographies" (also known as "city views") into digital mapping environments that acknowledge the pseudo-perspectival nature of these early modern sources. Following a brief description of chorography, which was a ubiquitous form of spatial visualization in the 16th-18th centuries, Dr. Triplett will outline how he and his partners developed the "Sandcastle Workflow" - a multiple-software technique that combines image annotation and procedural modeling to translate chorographies into explorable 3D scenes. The case study that will be described in most detail is known as the Livro das Fortalezas (Book of Fortresses) - a bound collection of 120 perspective drawings and 51 plan drawings of 55 castles along Portugal's border with Spain that was drawn and assembled in 1509-1510.

This program is sponsored by the Humanities, Data, and Technology Carolina Seminar. Questions? Contact Amanda Henley

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Data Services
Dr. Ed Triplett
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