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Medieval Architecture and the New Media: Representing and Creating Knowledge in Cyberspace

Medieval Architecture and the New Media: Representing and Creating Knowledge in Cyberspace

Lecture by Stephen Murray

Given on November 4, 2003

Stephen Murray is Professor of Medieval Art and Gothic Architecture at Columbia University.  Here he speaks on how medieval architecture, equipped with its painted sculpture and colorful stained glass, provided the three-dimensional virtual reality of the Middle Ages. Yet art historians have remained content with traditional means of representation: the printed page, the photograph, the slide shown in the classroom. For more than thirty years Stephen Murray has experimented with a range of ways both to bring the work of architecture to the student and to bring the student to the architecture. He demonstrates a range of productions, from the presentation in virtual reality of ideas that were formed in an entirely traditional way, to his current project, which involves the interaction of hundreds of Romanesque churches in a fully databased medium.

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes 

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