Hypercities Workshop: November 13th, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
2pm-3:30pm @ History Conference Room (SOS 250)
How-to Manual (pdf)
HyperCities is the free online open-source geohistorical visualization platform that enables collaboration and all types of interactive narration, interpretation, and online publication. Developed by urban historians, HyperCities is ideally suited for combining historical cartography, unlimited text, and multimedia objects in place- and time-based investigations at every scale, in 2 or 3 dimensions. In this hands-on workshop, HyperCities co-developer Philip Ethington will guide participants through the full range of HyperCities functions to create their own HyperCities collections in less than two hours. Participants must bring a wireless-enabled laptop running either Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. See www.hypercities.org for more information.
To minimize the "setup" time during the workshop, please have the following ready:
1) Firefox installed as a browser on your laptops.
2) Have the Google Earth Plug-in installed for your Firefox browser.
3) Have a Gmail account set up. (but you can also use your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Myspace, or Twitter accounts to log in to HyperCities).
4)Bring a few images, as .jpgs, to include in your "objects" that are linked to sites on maps.
5) Please spend some time on the HyperCities site, to watch the how-to videos, to familiarize yourself as much as possible before we get started. http://hypercities.com/
Remember, HyperCities is absolutely free!
HyperCities Main Page
Getting Started (viewing a collection, quick guide)
How to navigate a Collection (detailed guide):
All How-tos (including how to create objects)
Gregor Kalas, et al, Visualizing Statues in the late Imperial Roman Forum
Los Angeles Citizen Research Collections
Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, A study in Modern[ist] urbanism: planning Vancouver 1945-1965
Direct to HyperCities:
Transnational urbanism in the Americas
Richard Marciano and David Theo Goldberg, T-Races, Redlining LA
Pilipino Worker’s Center, Historic Filipinotown (Hi-Fi)
Ethington, Ghost Metropolis, 2011 edition
MacArthur Park, 1 May 2007, 5am to 2 May 2007 5pm