Pre-Symposium Thursday Sessions

Please see complete the session sign-up at the bottom of the page to register for pre-symposium sessions on Thursday, October 25:

 

"The Future of LCTLs in the U.S. Higher Education System"

1:00 - 3:00 PM, 160 Enarson Classroom Building

This discussion-based workshop will provide a brief overview of less commonly-taught language (LCTL) instruction in the U.S., including indigenous languages of the Americas. Participants will share their experiences related to LCTL instruction in the higher education system, while identifying challenges to indigenous langauge instruction, and potential solutions and opportunities to collaborate. Organized in conjunction with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) Language Committee. 


 

"Andean and Amazonian Virtual Reality Project"

3:00 - 5:00 PM, Sullivant Hall 331 - 1813 N High St. in the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design 

Join us for a unique Andean and Amazonian themed Virtual Reality experience! "Sumac Puringashpa –Walking the Meaningful Path: A Model for Virtual Reality Immersive Experience of Andean and Amazonian Worldviews and Cultural Artifacts in Situ" is a concept-oriented, semi-directed virtual environment. By way of user-interactive interfaces and 3D models of cultural artifacts created through a process of photogrammetry, the project immerses users in an Andean and Amazonian fantasy world based on cultural values such as those of duality, reciprocity, interspecies communication, transformation, intertexuality, mythic and mythical time-space, recurring symbolic patterns, and Andean/Amazonian notions of livability and wellbeing.

The Andean and Amazonian Virtual Reality and Photogrammetry Projects are part of an interdisciplinary Discovery Theme collaboration involving ACCAD-Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, CLAS-Center for Latin American Studies, and SPPO-Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifact Photogrammetry Project

(presented with the project above)

Arts Management Major Diego Arellano will be on hand to demonstrate the process of 360-degree photography and software processing toward the creation of three dimensional (3D) digital models of artifacts in Ohio State’s Andean and Amazonian Collection. (*The Andean and Amazonian VR and Photogrammetry Projects are part of an interdisciplinary Discovery Theme collaboration involving ACCAD-Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, CLAS-Center for Latin American Studies, and SPPO-Department of Spanish and Portuguese.)