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Saturday, 9:50–10:10 a.m., Ballroom D-G, Exhibit Hall Theater, ACC

Enchanting the Desert

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Presented by Stanford University Press, booths 315 and 317

In 1902, Henry G. Peabody created an audiovisual slide show that allowed thousands of people from Boston to Chicago to see and experience the majestic landscape of the Grand Canyon for the first time. Nicholas Bauch presents Enchanting the Desert, his digital prototype for studying cultural and historical geography that embellishes Peabody’s slide show with rich overlays created through GIS mapping and virtual re-creations of the canyon’s topography. This interactive scholarly work reveals a previously hidden geography of a landmark that has come to define the American West.

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