ERIC Number: ED414883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Piero Project.
Childs, William A.; Alexander, Kirk D.; Lekander, Brian
This report describes a project consisting of a collaborative effort involving a team of computer graphics specialists and an art historian in creating an electronic facility for teaching and research in the history of art. The major innovation was in finding a way to use exclusively digitized material, text, images, and movement through space, in the classroom. This effort led to the development of an electronic compendium of ideas and facts in an interrelated data bank of images and text (*ECIT*), which can be filled with information on a given subject or subjects, and used by instructors and students as a tool for teaching and research. The development of *ECIT* took place during the creation of a relational database covering the artistic career of the 15th century Italian painter Piero della Francesca. Using the compendium created a new kind of interaction between student and instructor that was more free-wheeling, creative, and energetic than the traditional lecture/note-taking interaction. Appendices include: brochure with project description; course description and syllabus; list of faculty visitors; student and visiting-professor evaluations; printouts of the electronic images; dissemination; present and future collaborators; major contributors to the project; three-dimensional software developments; and the database software interface. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ.