Based on digital models of real cities, "HyperCities" is a web-based learning platform that connects geographical locations with stories of the people who live there and those who have lived there in the past. Through collaboration between universities and community partners in Los Angeles, Lima, Berlin, and Rome, HyperCities will develop and offer a participatory, open-ended learning environment grounded in space and time, place and history, memory and social interaction, oral history and digital media.

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Research and HyperCities:

  • “HyperCities: Building a Web 2.0 Learning Platform,” in: Teaching Literature at A Distance, eds. Anastasia Natsina and Takis Tagialis (Continuum Books, 2010), 171-82.
  • “Hegel’s Philosophy of History via Sebald’s Imaginary of Ruins: A Contrapuntal Critique of the ‘New Space’ of Modernity,” in The Ruins of Modernity, eds. Julia Hell and Andreas Schönle (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010), 193-211.
  • "Hypercities: A Case Study for the Future of Scholarly Publishing," The Shape of Things to Come, ed. Jerome McGann (Houston: Rice University Press, 2010), 251-7. Also available online: http://cnx.org/content/m34318/latest/
  • "Digital Humanities 2.0: A Report on Knowledge," Emerging Disciplines, ed. Melissa Bailar,(Houston: Rice University Press, 2010), 63-86. Also available online: http://cnx.org/content/m34246/latest/
  • New Historic Filipino Collection (extensive library of video/ oral histories): http://hypercities.ats.ucla.edu/#collections/33713


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