Nieves Presents at DHi’s Digital Witness Symposium
Angel David Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), presented at the Fourth Digital Witness Symposium. The two-day event, dedicated to exploring how human rights media have embraced the opportunities opened up by virtual environments, geo-mapping and serious games, took place at Hamilton on Oct. 9 and at Syracuse University on Oct. 10.
Nieves discussed various digital projects he has co-developed about Soweto, South Africa, including “Soweto Historical GIS Project” and an interactive environment/serious game prototype called “Soweto ‘76 3D.” He has been working on a series of digital projects on the spatial history of Soweto for nearly 10 years.
The symposium was part of the DHi lecture series on “Women, Feminism and Digital Humanities.” Funding was provided by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.