Life During Covid-19 Digital Pop-Up Exhibition
Students in the SUNY Brockport Department of History course HST 380: Digital Methods for Historical Projects create "reports from the field" about life during the early months of the COVID-19 crisis.
The spring 2020 course HST 380: Digital Methods for Historical Projects, taught by assistant professor Michael J. Kramer in the SUNY Brockport Department of History, shifted from our intended goal of creating oral histories, audio podcasts, and multimedia webpages about the history of SUNY Brockport itself to a digital pop-up exhibition that presents "reports from the field" about life during the early months of the COVID-19 crisis.
Each student created a narrative for the exhibition, based on at least one artifact. That one object could be a photograph, video, music, something from the news, any kind of detail that felt meaningful. Here are the results: a strikingly prescient early observation of police brutality in New York City; an honest accounting of what it was like to search for one's first post-college job during a pandemic; ruminations on finding ways of connecting during a time of social distancing, quarantine, and lockdown; and a harrowing account of surviving COVID-19 itself.
posted by mkramer [2020-06-15]
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