In addition to the many projects that D.I.G. Fellows initiate and realize at Artinterp.Org, this site hosts scholarly projects in need of a digital home. Parceling out a “digital acre” is a way that we at Artinterp.Org feel we can develop and sustain an ecology of digitally-mediated scholarship in the arts and humanities. Below are projects that have benefited from this philosophy.
BERD (Built Environment Resource Directory for the Metropolitan DC Area): This directory is an in-depth mobile-based, geo-referenced resource for repositories and cultural institutions in the DC area that hold manuscript and image collections of research value on the built environment.
Constellations: A combined curatorial and educational initiative, Constellations: Past, Present & Future Directions at the Art Museum of the Americas is an extension of the exhibition, Constellations: Constructivism, Internationalism, and the Inter-American Avant-Garde (AMA, 2012) that students, working with Professor Abigail McEwen, developed in 2012.
Digital Portrait Basket for ARTH 488A – Ancient Mediterranean Portraiture: Following the premise of the popular Food Network show, “Chopped,” this Omeka website serves as a “basket” into which members of the class deposited entries for ancient portraits throughout the Spring 2017 semester. In addition to serving as a useful repository of important information, this basket also provided the basis for each class member’s final project: the design in Sketchup (not linked) of a museum exhibition (a “tasty meal”!) using selected portraits found therein.
Esso Salons: From July 1964 to April 1965, the Esso (Standard Oil) Company and the Organization of American States (OAS), a hemispheric pact started during the cold war, sponsored a series of juried art competitions in Latin American countries, known as the Esso Salons for Young Artists. This site, which explores this fascinating historical moment through the pamphlets created for these salons, was created by Joanna Baker, a graduate student at Georgetown University, during a fall semester 2015 seminar in Modern Latin American Art with Professor Abigail McEwen at the University of Maryland.
Riversdale House: A site created to host content (videos, Neatline map) associated with the Collaboratory’s Spring 2016 augmented reality project working with the Riversdale House Museum for a temporary exhibition (April-October 2016), “Some of the Finest Paintings Ever in America.” This site will continue after the exhibition closes.
The Poet’s Brush: Lo Ch’ing: The Poetry of Postmodern Landscape showcases the multifaceted character of the artist’s engagement with the tradition of Chinese landscape painting. This online exhibition was curated in 2015 by Suzie Kim, Lindsay DuPertuis, and Raino Isto in association with the Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park, and the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture.
Women Artists from the Fine Arts Collection at St. Mary’s College of Maryland: An online catalogue organized and written by undergraduate students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for the class A Studio of One’s Own: Women / Art / Collections. The catalogue highlights about two dozen works by women artists from the Fine Arts Collection at the College. All of the artworks were selected by the students who conducted research on each artist, composed individual entries, and collaborated on the introductory essay.