Professor Sullivan to give "LASER" Talk

April 28, 2014

Assistant Professor of History, Elaine A. Sullivan

Exploring the Frontiers of Knowledge and Imagination, Fostering Interdisciplinary Networking

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Please join us in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108 for refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by:

Paul Koch, "Conservation Paleobiology: Mining the Past to Plan for the Future"
Norman Locks, "Photographic Social Landscape Narratives by an Abstract Realist"
Elaine Sullivan, "Old Places & New Technologies: Visualizing an Ancient Egyptian Temple in 4D"
Ronaldo V. Wilson, "Art Digital—Ars Poetica"

Elaine Sullivan is Assistant Professor of History at UCSC. Sullivan is an Egyptologist and a Digital Humanist whose work focuses on applying new technologies to ancient cultural materials. Her talk will discuss the Digital Karnak Project, a multi-phased 3D virtual reality model of the famous ancient Egyptian temple complex of Karnak. Sullivan will show imagery from the model and discuss how geo-temporal exploration of ancient places offers completely new ways to look at archaeological sites.

Additional information is available on the Institute of the Arts and Sciences website.