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Professor Melissa Shiff and Louis Kaplan will be part of a panel entitled “Ararat’s Augmented World: Screen Plays for a Mobile Homeland.”at HASTAC 2013.  The theme of the conference is “The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes. ”  York University Professors Shelley Hornstein (Architectural History and Visual Culture) and Janine Marchessault (Canada…

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Professors Melissa Shiff, Louis Kaplan, and John Craig Freeman have been invited to conduct augmented reality walking tours on the Mapping Ararat site on Thursday April 18, 2013.  The first tour will be for a digital art class taught by Professor Stephanie Rothenberg and the second tour will be for an art history class taught…

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Mapping Ararat will be the featured exhibition at the American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting to be held at the University of Toronto April 4th to April 7th 2013.  There are expected to be 2,000 participants at this international conference.   The exhibition will be held in the Jackman Humanities Building Room 100B, 170 St. George Street….

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Professor Louis Kaplan has been invited to present “Mapping Ararat: Augmented Reality and the Imagining of a Jewish Homeland”  as part of the workshop “Mining Imagination: Ethnographic Approaches Beyond Knowledge Production”  to be held at the Mahindra Humanites Center, Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The workshop will be held on April 6th and it is organized by…

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Project Director and Lead Artist Melissa Shiff, in conversation with the noted journalist Renee Ghert-Zand at the Feast of Jewish Learning- Palo Alto, January 26, 2013. The theme selected for the evening is Dreams and Schemes- Perfect for a discussion of Mordecai Noah and the Mapping Ararat project. Mapping Ararat: A Jewish Homeland Virtually Created Renee…

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We are excited to visit the Ontario Institute of Technology on Monday to present our “Mapping Ararat” project as the Inaugural Research Lecture of the Canada Research Chair in Digital Life, Media, and Culture at the invitation of Prof. Isabel Pedersen. Lecture Title: “Mapping Ararat: Augmented Reality and Grand Island’s Jewish Ghosts” UOIT FSSH Inaugural research…

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