Stories from the LSC Guide - University of Maryland College Park: Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture was created by faculty in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland to take advantage of possibilities presented by new visual media for enhancing teaching and learning in their fields. Their story illustrates the value of taking beginning steps, understanding and building on what is already in place, embracing the future.

In a course titled “Leonardo and the Science of Art,” science and engineering students, guided by an art history professor, explored the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci as a multi-talented scientist, inventor, and artist. With access to an array of technological resources and flexible space in which to move, these students built models, both physical and virtual, and created visual presentations of varying types. Their freedom to move about the space facilitated quick transitions from one activity to another.

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