Going Digital Gothic: Thoughts on the Practice of Reverse Engineering Medieval Paris

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Art History Lecture, Department of Art
Art History Lecture, Department of Art

Paris Past and Present: Insights from New Technology in the Humanities

Paris Past and Present, a collaborative, web‑based research project, aims to revive the medieval city of Paris in 4D by resurrecting its lost monuments through digital reconstruction and augmented reality. Working within a rapidly expanding field, my team and I have developed new methodological strategies whose early results have been numerous and unexpected, informing us that the process of such research is at least as valuable as the possibilities offered by the end product. Some of these insights will be detailed as they relate to a case study of the Lady Chapel of Saint-Germain des Prés in an effort to demonstrate how new technology can further discourse on the humanistic practice of architectural history.

Chari Pradel