Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Talk: "DIY History: Teaching and Researching History with Emerging Technologies, from AR to 3D Printing" by Felipe Fernandes Cruz, Tulane University

Thu, October 3, 2019 | GAR 4.100

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


While technologies like augmented reality, embedded electronics and 3D printing have been around for many years, their use had been restricted to those with highly specialized training. Yet thanks to increased affordability and dedicated communities of hobbyist users, these technologies have now become accessible to a much wider audience. In this event, Felipe Cruz will discuss the many ways in which scholars without a technical background can use these emerging technologies in their teaching and research. Come take part in this discussion and brainstorm how these technologies can be used in your own work.

Felipe Fernandes Cruz is Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University. He has researched and written on a variety of topics such early aeronautics, frontier exploration, criminalized ballooning, and espionage. Felipe also works on digital humanities projects for research, teaching, and public history. He has developed “CuratAR,” an Augmented Reality software for interpreting historical sites, museum exhibitions, and large format archival documents. Currently, he is developing a project called the “Pocket Archivist,” which seeks to build an affordable device for digitizing historical materials on the field. The device will be used to crowdsource the preservation of historical materials in community or personal archives. Felipe is also interested in alternative/experimental formats for writing about history and was a founder and managing editor of The Appendix: A Journal of Narrative & Experimental History.

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cmeador@austin.utexas.edu to reserve your seat. 

Sponsored by: Brazil Center, LLILAS Benson, and Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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