Please join us for a conversation with SAS senior Malkia Okech, who is majoring in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Malkia's coursework has included a range of technologies, including 3D modeling and scanning, drone piloting, spatial analysis, and more. Her current research on her senior thesis entails reconstructing the tomb of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt. She will discuss her fieldwork in the Vayots-Dzor region of Armenia and how she created a VR experience of the reconstructed medieval fort site.
Learn more about the full scope of this project on Malkia's blog, Archaeological Experiments with Virtual Reality.
[Dig]ital Discoveries talks provide opportunities to showcase and engage innovative research approaches that leverage emerging technologies at Penn. We hope you will join us!
3/22 - Dr. Peter Decherney
Dr. Peter Decherney, Professor of Cinema & Media Studies and English, has directed documentary and virtual reality films including Filmmaking for Democracy in Myanmar, Glimpses of Kalobeyei about a refugee settlement in Kenya, and The Heart of Puerto Rico about artists in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. He will discuss his work with ethnographic filmmaking with a 360 camera.