Lily Brewer's blog

The contemporary, digital photographs are from Mary Kavanagh’s collection, from which we both selected to feature in the exhibition. The archival imagery is from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, reprinted with permission by Kavanagh and reinterpreted in her videowork, Trinity3. The text was written by me.

 

Lily Brewer's 'Weaponized Landscapes' Wins Marstine Prize for Outstanding Work in the Public Humanities

Since the detonation of the Trinity Test in July 1945, the scientific and cultural consequences of weapons testing in the United States and those consequences’ international entanglements have been mapped and visualized by artists working at the intersection between physics, photography, and protest.

Categories: 
  • Environment
  • Visual Knowledge
  • Graduate Work
 

Toward a Critical yet Empathetic Eye for Exhibition Design in the Anthropocene

PhD Student in History of Art and Architecture

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

Itinera's Best Practices

In the Fall semester of 2016, I started training potential Itinera contributors outside the post of project manager. These individuals included Eleanor Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fracesca Torello, professor of architecture at Carnegie Mellon, S. E. Hackney, fellow Visual Media Workshop project manager, and Lindsay Decker, VMW graduate assistant.

Categories: 
  • Environment
  • Mobility/Exchange
  • Itinera
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Site Specificity and Diversity Concerns within Itinera

 

Since starting on Itinera, I've focused on Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, an 18th-Century aristocrat and poet. Specifically, I focus on her tour from London, through Eastern Europe, and into Istanbul with her hubsband, the English ambassador to Turkey. As her introduction reads:

Categories: 
  • Environment
  • Mobility/Exchange
  • Visual Knowledge
  • Itinera
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
Graves Art Sales
 

New Directions in the VMW

Alison Langmead has embarked on outreach efforts to connect the VMW with other digital humanities spaces, beginning with our colleagues in the US, but soon hoping to move more internationally. We are looking forward to all of the opportunities this will provide, and are perceiving a future where the question is less "what can computers do for the study of material culture," and more, "what shall we do today?”

Categories: 
  • Current Projects
  • Decomposing Bodies
  • Itinera
  • Sustaining DH
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Populations
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Graduate Work
  • Spaces
  • VMW