Writing on Virtual Space: Using Digital Humanities Methods to Tell Marginalized Histories
This roundtable reports on a graduate course in spatial rhetoric to consider how digital technologies, including mapping, augmented reality, gaming, and social media platforms, can complicate and enhance individuals’ relationships and interactions with space. In this course, students chose an aspect of university history on which to focus for this project and researched this topic within the university archives. Each student then mapped specific aspects of that history using Google Maps and created augmented content within specific university landmarks and spaces using the augmented reality application Blippar. Each presenter discusses one aspect of the project, including theory, methodology, technical requirements, and individual project topics.