Stop by the Visual Arts Center for this end-of-semester ART BREAK! Adam Rabinowitz, Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at UT-Austin, will share his unique take on Lan Tuazon's "future fossils" in the exhibition In the Land of Real Shadows.
ART BREAKS are short, interdisciplinary talks that provide opportunities for visitors to experience the VAC galleries through the unique perspectives of faculty from across UT’s campus. Each ART BREAK invites a new faculty member to engage with a VAC exhibition and share connections between their research and the works on view.
Adam Rabinowitz is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an active field archaeologist and is involved with various projects related to the collection, management, and publication of digital archaeological data. From 2002 to 2014, he carried out excavations and broader cultural heritage work at the site of Chersonesos in Crimea, where documentation strategies included computational photography (RTI and photogrammetry). Both his fieldwork at this site and subsequent preparation for its publication led him to become involved with long-term archival preservation of digital data and the digital dissemination of rich contextual datasets. He is currently preparing to apply similar strategies to a new multidisciplinary research project at the site of Histria in Romania. As co-PI of the NEH- and IMLS-funded PeriodO project, which seeks to build a gazetteer of historical period definitions, he is an active participant in efforts to build infrastructure for the Linked Open Data environment. And as a member of the Theme Organizing Committee for the Planet Texas 2050 grand challenge project, he is coordinating multidisciplinary research into past human responses to climate and demographic stressors and helping to develop a digital platform for the integration and modeling of heterogeneous scientific, social-scientific, and humanities data.