World Changes Rome
A Spatial Humanities Kit project produced by the students of Hofstra in Rome 2019.
Over the course of four weeks, students traveled to regions of Italy to learn about ongoing social and political changes. The project is competely student produced. Interviews and reaction videos are captured, edited, and coded onto a custom digital map. The locations mapped are Rome, Cinecittá, Scampia, Frascati, and Ercolano.
Students learned GeoJSON and site-specific storytelling in order to produce an interactive map that operates as both the host of their work and a collection of media archaeology data points.
Click here to see the interactive map.
The 2019 project experimented with a new kit deployment which included more 360 degree videos designed to make the viewer feel as though they are part of the project.
Click here to play the 360 video playlist.
(Videos are rendered in 4K and best watched with a VR headset.)