Title

New Perspectives: Reno Street Art in Virtual Reality

Location

KIPJ Theatre

Session Type

45-minute concurrent session

Start Date

24-4-2018 2:50 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 3:35 PM

Keywords

"Digital Humanities", "Virtual Reality", "Interdepartmental collaboration", "interdisciplinary initiatives", "urban art archiving"

Abstract

UNR Libraries’ Digital Initiatives Unit and Digital Media Technology Department partnered with an art historian, local art organizations, and Reno street artists to create an online archive, exhibit, and virtual reality experience highlighting the explosion of urban street art in Reno. The Libraries assembled a team that photographed the art using traditional 2D digital cameras, and captured 360 VR footage of the art and of several artists creating interior and exterior murals. The team conducted on-camera interviews of prominent street artists in Reno; collected permission forms; generated metadata; preserved the images and created an archive using CatDV, the Libraries’ media asset management system; and will make the images and metadata available through the Libraries new Islandora installation in early 2018. By providing an archive that is accessible to students and community members, the Libraries supports scholarly research in urban street art and creates ties with local communities.

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Apr 24th, 2:50 PM Apr 24th, 3:35 PM

New Perspectives: Reno Street Art in Virtual Reality

KIPJ Theatre

UNR Libraries’ Digital Initiatives Unit and Digital Media Technology Department partnered with an art historian, local art organizations, and Reno street artists to create an online archive, exhibit, and virtual reality experience highlighting the explosion of urban street art in Reno. The Libraries assembled a team that photographed the art using traditional 2D digital cameras, and captured 360 VR footage of the art and of several artists creating interior and exterior murals. The team conducted on-camera interviews of prominent street artists in Reno; collected permission forms; generated metadata; preserved the images and created an archive using CatDV, the Libraries’ media asset management system; and will make the images and metadata available through the Libraries new Islandora installation in early 2018. By providing an archive that is accessible to students and community members, the Libraries supports scholarly research in urban street art and creates ties with local communities.