Aisling Quigley's blog

 

Launching Botany Hall

On Thursday, March 29th, Colleen O'Reilly and I launched our collaborative project Botany Hall: Dioramas on Context in the Hall of Botany at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The event marked the launch of our online exhibition at www.botanyhall.com and provided an ideal opportunity for facilitating a cross-institutional, interdisciplinary discussion about art and science.

Categories: 
  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Update on Botany Hall

 

This post was written by Colleen O'Reilly, PhD Candidate, Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Categories: 
  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Ferdinand Bauer engraving

 

What is the real, "real" object?

PhD Student in the School of Computing and Information and Consuming Nature workshop participant

Categories: 
  • Visual Knowledge
  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
 

Another Year, Another K'zoo

For the second year in a row, I had the distinct privilege of attending the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. According to the Medieval Congress' Twitter feed (@KzooICMS), this unique conference attracted almost 3,000 attendees this year. 

Categories: 
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
 

Maintaining "Sustaining MedArt"

It is early April, so the Sustaining MedArt team is once again preparing for the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The project, originating with an initial usability survey in the autumn of 2014, explores the relationship between perceptions of site usability and sustainability. In particular, we entered this project wondering how user experiences correlate to preservation worthiness. 

Categories: 
  • Current Projects
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW

A screen grab of MedArt ca. December 1996 c/o the Internet Archive.

 

Update: Phase III of Sustaining MedArt

It seems that autumn is finally here, more or less. It is a splendid season, but also perhaps the most hectic in academia-land. New students arrive, conference abstracts and grant proposals are due, and time seems to accelerate and contract alarmingly (or so it feels, as I get older).

Categories: 
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
Exhibition poster, designed by Aisling Quigley
 

Data (after)Lives opens tomorrow!!

Opening Event: Thursday, September 8th, 4-6pm

Categories: 
  • Decomposing Bodies
  • Graduate Work
  • Faculty Work
  • UAG
 

Doing surveys...in Kalamazoo

As part of our NEH grant to investigate an early digital humanities project, Images of Medieval Art & Architecture, my research colleagues and I conducted usability interviews at the 2016 International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our team arrived on the campus of Western Michigan University around 2:15 pm on a Thursday, and had started interviewing by 3 o'clock.

Categories: 
  • Graduate Work

From the archives: The Arizona Desert Group

 

Assembling a Project

PhD Student in the School of Computing and Information

Categories: 
  • Dioramas in Context
  • Graduate Work
 

Usability Research Commences!

This week, my advisor, three courageous graduate students, and I will be attending the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. There, we will be conducting interviews as part of our ongoing research on the NEH-funded Sustaining MedArt project. We are primarily interested in how users currently engage with the site (created ca.

Categories: 
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • Faculty Work

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