pass 1 and pass 2 of work flow timed test

 Last week we discussed work flow and the most efficient way to get the most done possible. So we tested ourselves to find out how much work we could do in a specific amount of time, and if we encountered any problems while doing our timed test. Some of the problems we encountered were the inability to track pieces of artwork, not understanding abbreviations that are no longer used, and how to identify a relationship between two people.

Enchanted Latte

This enchanting cup was presented to me as I waited wearily at the counter of a coffee shop.  I normally drink tea so I don’t have a lot of lattes in my life experience.  But this cup was beyond exceptional, and certainly the turning point of my day.

I asked the barista, how did you do that?  She said, “a flick of the wrist.” 

A Working Title

In lab last Friday, we had a tour stop meeting.  At the meeting, we discussed the issues we were having when making tour stops, and how best to fix those issues.  After mulling over the conversation for a few days, I am still left with the impression that we could not figure out the answers to the majority of our issues. For awhile, I was pretty confused as to why all of these questions were left unanswered.

Rachel Kauffman

Rachel Kauffman is a senior in the Architectural Studies Program, minoring in Studio Arts. Her passion for architecture cultivated from a love of residential architecture, which she plans to pursue post graduation. Though she has focused on architectural design, her studies at Pitt led her to find an interest in historic preservation. Currently, Rachel works for a small contracting company and is an intern at Weisshouse.

Cyrille Froncek

Cyrille Froncek is a sophomore History of Art and Architecture major at the University of Pittsburgh. She hails from Squirrel Hill and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 2012. As a recipient of the Pittsburgh Promise, Cyrille is excited to return to Pittsburgh Public Schools and work with the future scholar recipients of tomorrow. She looks forward to meeting all of the SciTech students and learning about art around the Oakland community. 


In today's meeting we discussed what work flow would be the most productive and efficient. For next week we will be attmpting to impliment the work flow that we discussed:taking the first pass at the french correspondences and entering them straight into itinera. We will see how much we get done and create a possible amount of work we could possibly finish by the end of the semester. The second thing we discussed were the details of the input methods and what is inputted into itinera.

Stefan Poost

Stefan Poost is a sophomore major in Architectural Studies also pursuing a certificate in Global Studies. His main interests lie in sustainable design and the relationship between man and environment.

HAAARCH!!! 2014

Join us for the fourth installment of HAAARCH!!! a showcase of undergraduate research, creative work, and achievement in the History of Art and Architecture Department and the Architectural Studies Program. This forum provides students the opportunity to exhibit, present and promote their research and experiential learning activities. The event will also feature an exhibition of creative work that was undertaken in departmental courses.

Trevor Owens on Digital Preservation in the Digital Humanities

For those of you who couldn't attend the talk Trevor Owens gave at the iSchool yesterday, check out his slides and rough notes on Naturally, the discussion of digital preservation and its place in the future of the digital humanities raised several important and intriguing questions among students, staff and faculty in attendance.