566 /AAS 406D
| METHODOLOGY | PROJECT
OBJECTIVES | DUE DATES
You've been commissioned to create a multimedia product -- a web-based
exhibit, a video, a poster series, a heritage trail map -- that
responds to the recommendations laid out in the Ghana Heritage
Conservation Trust's Conservation and Tourism Development Plan
for Cape Coast Ghana. Final projects will be evaluated on their
ablity to discern and communicate cultural patterns and expressions
of change in the built, natural and social environments. Students
may work individually or in teams of two. All final projects will
be exhibited on the class website and may be used, with authors'
permission, in the Cape Coast Archive.
The first half of the semester will be used to collect and select
material from over five digital archives on Africa, Ghana, and Cape
Coast. This material collection will be structured through a series
of thematic exercises and coordinated with guest lecture presentations
and weekly readings. Three multi-media workshops will be conducted
by the Digital Media Lab to introduce students to the range of media
that can be imploded to create a web product. Sessions are planned
around web page design, digital imaging and I movies. One or all
of these methods might be employed in the final product.
- To gather data from the "digital field" and explore
new ways to catalog and disseminate information through new technologies.
- To construct a web-based product which will serve as a connector
between the University of Virginia and Cape Coast, Ghana, for the
interdisciplinary research team that may be traveling there during
the summer of 2001.
- To construct an interpretation of Cape Coast which reflects and
respects the community's desire to highlight its complete cultural
Feb. 22: One-page abstract of preliminary presentation
Mar. 8: Preliminary presentation of conceptual framework and selected
images/materials to Cape Coast faculty advisors
April 5: Progress reports/in-class work session
April 26: Final presentations to Cape Coast faculty advisors