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Become Encapsulated! Designing an Interactive Pedagogical Space for Asian Visual Culture


TitleBecome Encapsulated! Designing an Interactive Pedagogical Space for Asian Visual Culture
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsChou, Y. - Y. J.
Secondary TitleDigital Culture and Heritage. Proceedings of ICHIM05.Paris
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics Europe (AMIE)
Place PublishedParis, France
KeywordsAsian Art, film in architectural education, ichim, ichim05, interpreting handscrolls, material culture, visual literacy
Abstract

The Teaching of visual literacy in the material culture of Asia with a vast geographical and chronological range in an isolated environment without properly-designed interfaces is daunting to many undergraduate students, as well as entry-level graduate students. This presentation, therefore, will focus on the challenges in teaching and learning Asian Art in the age of global digitization. Various strategic solutions will be examined and proposed to enhance the educational process by establishing a focused learning environment that encompasses heterogeneous media (such as handscroll paintings, film footage, paints, archaeological excavation records, maps), nurtures the development of visual literacy and fosters a framework for students’ intellectual progression. The effort will be spent on the issues beyond “digital conversion” and “web archiving” that usually are associated with digital cultural resource projects. A few conceptual ideas in the process of constructing an interactive pedagogical space for Chinese visual culture will be discussed in this presentation based on the case studies at Columbia University with the grant support of the National Endowment for Humanities.

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