University of Arkansas
David Fredrick is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Humanities at the University of Arkansas, where he also heads up the Tesseract Studio. Fredrick received BA and MA degrees from the University of Kansas, and his PhD from the University of Southern California (1992). His research interests include Roman poetry, Roman houses and wall painting, historical visualization and game design, and Rome in cinema. He has been involved in the Digital Pompeii project since 2009. In an effort to better understand space and decoration in Pompeii, this project combines 3D Unity models of Pompeian houses with spatial and art databases. He has been known to drink beer and shoot snooker, and enjoys finger-picking blues guitar. He also plays tennis and racquetball as much as his cranky feet will allow.