The digital humanities angle of the vMLK project was of interest to us. How do we recreate a public address digitally when there is no existing audio recording and the visual record is limited to still photographs of the event? What would a recreation of the event mean for our understanding of the original event? What are the technical challenges of (re)creating an immersive experience of an historic event? These were all questions brought to the fore by this project.
Phase 1 2014
Investigators on the Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project began work in 2013 with a digital humanities vision. View details
Phase 2 2015
Re-creating the speech both before a live audience and in a recording studio provided the building blocks for the project website. View details
Phase 3 2016
The fully immersive digital experience of Dr. King’s speech requires the development of a digitally rendered model of the church sanctuary in which it was given. View details