Mapping Ararat: Augmented Reality, Virtual Tourism, and Grand Island's Jewish Ghosts
LOUIS KAPLAN is Professor of History and Theory of Photography and New Media at the University of Toronto, Canada, and is inaugural Chair of the Department of Visual Studies at its Mississauga campus. He is also an associate faculty member at the Centre for Jewish Studies and the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto. He is widely recognized for his contributions to photography studies, contemporary art, and visual culture studies, and he is the author of numerous books, essays, and catalogs in these fields. He serves on the advisory boards of History of Photography and Photography and Culture, and he is the senior research advisor to the Shpilman Institute of Photography in Tel Aviv, Israel. Kaplan is a frequent contributor to CR: The New Centennial Review and is a member of the international advisory board. Professor Kaplan will be Visiting Scholar at the Center for Jewish History in New York in 2013–2014. The Mapping Ararat project (www.mappingarararat.com) was the featured exhibition at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting (with the theme of “Global Positioning Systems”) at the University of Toronto in April 2013.
Louis Kaplan; Mapping Ararat: Augmented Reality, Virtual Tourism, and Grand Island's Jewish Ghosts. CR: The New Centennial Review 1 July 2013; 13 (2): 239–264. doi: https://doi.org/10.14321/crnewcentrevi.13.2.0239
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