5 Places to View Pre-Colonial America

It’s not too late to explore our ancient history, and we can begin by grasping a better understanding of tribal perspectives on landmarks, place names, and the historical people and events that make them significant. / Photo by DEA/F. BARBAGALLO/De Agostini/Getty Images The ancient history of this country is often overlooked. Here are landmarks significant to[…]

Thou Art Translated! How Shakespeare Went Viral

A 1964 Soviet stamp depicts William Shakespeare. “Stamp” via www.shutterstock.com Centuries before the internet, Shakespeare became a global phenomenon. By Dr. Alexa Alice Joubin / 04.23.2015 Professor of English Co-Director, Digital Humanities Institute Director, Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare George Washington University In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, when Peter Quince sees Bottom turned into an ass-headed figure, he cries[…]

A Brief History of Immersion, Centuries before VR

milliganpuss, Creative Commons We’ve never needed Oculus Rift to provide immersive experiences – they’ve been around for as long as we have. By Dr. Patrick T. Allen / 05.16.2018 Senior Lecturer in New Media Design University of Bradford Immersive experiences are fashionable at the moment, as virtual reality finally emerges into the mainstream with headsets now commercially available. But[…]

The Burning of the Library of Alexandria

By Preston Chesser The loss of the ancient world’s single greatest archive of knowledge, the Library of Alexandria, has been lamented for ages. But how and why it was lost is still a mystery. The mystery exists not for lack of suspects but from an excess of them. Alexandria was founded in Egypt by Alexander[…]