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University of Central Florida Board of Trustees (Orlando, FL 32816-8005)
Lori C. Walters (Project Director: October 2010 to August 2014)

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Digital Humanities

[White paper]

$49,715 (approved)
$49,615 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2011 – 4/30/2014

Journey Beyond the Fair

Development of a mobile application that connects museum visitors, students, and the public to the NEH-funded Journey To the Fair project about the history of the 1964-65 World's Fair.

Journey Beyond the Fair will combine a vast virtual world environment and hand-held devices to develop a tightly coupled home-school-museum paradigm that enhances traditional exhibits. This paradigm is designed to work as a national model where informal humanities education institutions can add depth of learning and heighten the level of interactivity and personalization of an onsite experience by strengthening the connections to a home/school-based virtual world experience. While in this instance we are addressing the 1964/65 New York World's Fair, institutions can adapt the concept based on subjects pertinent to their facility, culture and demographic visitation needs.