Thursday, May 1, 2014

Paul's Cross Reviewed on the Not Even Past Blog

The Virtual Paul's Cross Project has been reviewed on the blog Not Even Past, from the  Public History program at the University of Texas, in Austin.
The notice adds up to a real albeit short review of the project. 
Read it here:

Here's one of the summary statements: 
The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project transforms the text of a speech into a dynamic performance of religious, political, and social meaning. Users can approximate the experience of history unfolding in real time by using more of their senses: listening and looking, and locating themselves in a virtual space. 
By reenacting the varied sounds of November 5, 1622, this multi-sensory project illuminates the varied social experience of seventeenth-century England. Despite the pageantry and ceremony surrounding it, Donne’s sermon was nothing more than background noise or a few snatched phrases to many ordinary Londoners.  
The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project elegantly reminds us that there is no one way to hear, see or understand a historical event. It all depends on where you’re sitting.
Glad to get this kind of recognition.

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