Archaeology increasingly uses three-dimensional recordings of excavations, buildings and landscapes as well as virtual reality models to reconstruct developments over time. With the increasing power and popularity of 3DVR gaming systems, immersive environments become viable stages in which archaeological and historical theories can be tested. For academic purposes, it is extremely important to clarify how much of an immersive environment is based on actual data and what the level of speculation is used for the reconstruction of each detail and phase.
Division of Humanities
This year-long program on issues surrounding digital media archives and collections brings to UCLA representatives from twelve different universities and archiving institutions. The series will include four three-hour public roundtable discussion sessions as well as a final, post-series planning discussion to develop plans for future actions and continuing collaborations.
Global Development Lab equips students with the tangible skills and resources necessary to start their own initiatives through professionally-led workshops, internship connections, and development model experimentation.
To culminate our 2016-2017 academic program, lab members will be presenting their capstone projects at the event and sharing their research experience. In addition, there will be hors d'oeuvres and a keynote presentation from two lab members who recently returned from Nepal, where they implemented an original project geared towards economic sustainability.