Students in the Mapping Atlanta Project Lab were in attendance at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature conference in Atlanta on June 28. The Society promotes reading, writing, and dialogue about the literature of the American South and the cultures from which that literature has sprung.
The Lab presented at the university’s Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), a hub for new media technologies, a fitting location for the high-tech presentations that lab members gave.
The Rap Map project is a collaboration with ATLMaps that chronicles a decade’s worth of rap lyrics referencing Atlanta locations, connecting popular culture with local history. It has been the subject of multiple media features.
The Krog Street Tunnel Mapping Project aims to apply new technologies such as virtual reality and Matterport scanning to the historical location’s ever-changing walls.
Locating South-Asian Food Culture of Atlanta is a new project, also in collaboration with ATLMaps, that aims to record the vibrant South Asian culinary scene in Atlanta and its impact on the local economy and culture.
Congratulations to the students and faculty whose effort went into these fantastic presentations!