In Spring 2016, undergraduates in Ted Gutsche’s Visual Storytelling course contributed to FIU’s Digital Commons by curating research, storytelling, art, and communication related to work on sea level rise conducted by FIU faculty, students, and staff. Their project is titled, “Submerging the Sunshine: Explore Sea Level Rise in South Florida.”
Some of the media captured, digitized, and archived includes what’s been published on eyesontherise.org and work conducted in other units. Students archived material, using software from Omeka to create online narratives.
Students in this course were introduced to cultural themes of visual communication, museums, and libraries. Through practical application and collaboration, they created digital narratives, using the content that is already in – and that was added to – the collections to make the archives approachable and sharable for wider audiences.