Awardees: Angel Rodriguez (GSAS) and James Bowie-Wilson (MIT)

Summary: The purpose of the project is to place Diego Rivera’s Gloriosa Victora in a digital context to assess the narrative of the mural and the historical experience that produced it. The media experiment project aims to workshop digital surveys that explore these main research questions: how does this mural serve as an “interactive” map for storytelling and navigating narratives? What aspects of Rivera’s visual language in his artwork informs new ways to understand social relationships and change over time? By experimenting with new mediums, not new methods, we seek to broaden our base of source material for education in social history.