Victoria Szabo

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies

Co-Director, GreaterThanGames

-- Duke University
HWL Affiliation: Humanities Lab

My primary research interest is in digital media authorship and its potential to transform scholarly research and its expression, especially in the humanities through digital humanities, digital art history, digital history etc. Most recently I have been focusing on how spatial media forms - maps, virtual worlds, games, and data viz - might converge in diverse, multimodal, immersive, shared hypermedia places and spaces. Some "test cases" include: visualizing the Great Exhibition of 1851, mapping the contemporary Muhuru Bay community in Kenya, exploring the development of cholera in Haiti, and modeling Duke and Durham, past and present. Most recently I have worked on Venice, Italy, with special attention to architecture and cultural transformation, and on augmented reality systems development. I also work on collaborative video game based art installations with the Psychasthenia Studio, and on curatorial projects with ACM SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.)

Projects

Humanities Lab
2011-2012
Undergraduate Research
2015-2017

Labs

2015-2017
2011-2013

Highlights

Collaborations to Support Digital Humanities
-- May 14 2013
In a column in The Chronicle of Higher Education William Pannapacker, Associate Professor of English at Hope College in Holland, MI, argues that teaching-focused institutions have much to gain from... Read More
Past HWL Fellows Continue Their Crosstown Collaboration
-- Sep 7 2016
Two past HWL Visiting Faculty Fellows were instrumental in the recent launch of a new Franklin Humanities Institute program, the North Carolina Central University-Duke University Digital Humanities... Read More