Can This Project Be Recreated?

This project models methods of engaging with archival material, exhibit material, and the geotemporal representation of the novel that can be mapped on to other exhibits and certainly other texts. Our data models are freely available for people to use if either project piques their interest.

The project is not only interoperable in terms of the ability for others to use the data models and the means of inquiry for other texts. The project also poses questions that can be asked of other texts and exhibits:

1) How do readers experience time and space in a text?

2) What can we learn from seeing and feeling geotemporality?

3) How can remediate archival material in ways that allow us to understand both the archival material and the text (in this case, Ulysses) differently?

4) How can and can the remediation of archival material be productive?

Developing the Google Earth Map

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The Google Earth Map could be developed by

  • using photos of the actual exhibit items,
  • hosting the map on a web as opposed to local server,
  • locating more objects from the exhibit (beyond those objects locatable in Ulysses Dublin) and
  • using Neatline as opposed to Google Earth.

Ideally the photographs used for the Google Earth map would be photos of  the actual acquisition items featured in the Exhibit. The Google Earth map could also be hosted on a site so that exhibit-goers may navigate through the map as opposed to viewing a video that demonstrates the information presented via the map. The map might be more interesting if I was able to locate more of the acquisition items within Dublin or if we had expanded the map to show acquisition items and their histories that were not locatable within the text.  With more time and resources, the information used to develop the Google Earth map could be used to develop a Neatline map, that, as stated in the Reflection Statement, would have been a more ideal platform.

Developing the 3D Map

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The 3D map could be developed by

  • printing the 3D model using the Maker Lab’s 3D printer and
  • figuring out a method for distinguishing travel from stasis on the map.

The first way we would like to develop the project, preferably prior to the opening of the exhibit, is to print the 3D map of readers’ experiences through Ulysses’ Dublin. A way to develop the project further given more time would be to consider a new method for representing travel along the map. This could come in the form of colour or tactility. Does travel feel different than stasis?