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Configuring History

Teaching the Harlem Renaissance through Virtual Reality Cityscapes


James J. Sosnoski, Patricia Harkin and Bryan Carter

Contents: Tom DeFanti: Preface – James J. Sosnoski/Patricia Harkin/Bryan Carter: Virtual Experiences: Remediated Incarnations of Time and Space – Patricia Harkin: Understanding Virtual Experiences by Configuring Them – James J. Sosnoski: Configuring African-American Culture as Virtual Experiences of History – William Plummer: Why Engineers Are Interested in Projects Like Virtual Harlem – Bryan Carter: Virtual Harlem in the Beginning: Retrospective Reflections – James J. Sosnoski/Timothy Portlock: A Design for Narrating History in Virtual Reality Scenarios – Janice Tuck Lively: Writing a Narrative for Virtual Harlem: A Learning Experience – Georgia Tappan: «A Girl’s Life» in Virtual Harlem – Veronica Watson: A Teacher’s View of Virtual Harlem – Brenda Eatman Aghahowa: The Digital Divide and Langston Hughes: Bridging the Gap through the Virtual Harlem Project – Jim Pyfer: The Technologies Used in the Virtual Harlem Project – Andrew Johnson: Virtual Reality as Instructional Technology: The CAVE as Classroom Electronic Literacy – Kyoung Park/Andrew Johnson/Jason Leigh: Integrating Technology in the Distance Learning Classroom – Patricia Harkin: The VERITAS Studies and the Articulation of Cultural History – Bryan Carter: Jazzing Our Way from Harlem to Bronzeville to Paris: The VERITAS Studies – Marie-Madeleine Martinet/Liliane Gallet-Blanchard: Virtual Montmartre: Structure and Function – Chris White: Some Notes on Constructing Virtual Bronzeville – James J. Sosnoski: The Technological Design of Virtual Bronzeville – David Richardson: Digital Communication and Collaboration: Marratech - One Tool to Consider – Ken McAllister: In on the Job: Praxis, Critique, and the Evolution of Virtual Harlem – Steve Jones: Virtual Reality Technology and the Future of Education – James J. Sosnoski/Bryan Carter: A Proposal for Developing a Smart Collaborative Learning Network.