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Digital visualisation in Classics teaching and beyond

Nicholls, M. (2016) Digital visualisation in Classics teaching and beyond. Journal of Classics Teaching, 17 (33). pp. 27-30. ISSN 2058-6310

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/S2058631016000076

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For the last few years, I have been working on an extensive digital model of ancient Rome as it appeared in the early 4th Century AD. This sort of visualisation lends itself to many applications in diverse fields: I am currently using it for research work into illumination and sightlines in the ancient city, have licensed it for broadcast in TV documentaries and publication in magazines, and am working with a computer games studio to turn it into an online game where players will be able to walk round the streets and buildings of the entire city (when not engaged in trading with or assassinating one another). Later this year I will be making a free online course, or MOOC, about the architecture of ancient Rome, which will largely be illustrated by this model.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Classics
ID Code:65724
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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