We hope you are staying safe, wherever you are. If you are missing Emory University campus, however, you can take a digital tour of Campus Public Art made through the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship‘s open source web-based platform OpenTour Builder.
The tour stops included in the mobile and web-based tour highlight works of art that are accessible for the enjoyment and inspiration of members of the campus community and visitors. They include sculptures by nationally recognized artists in a variety of styles and media, and are situated throughout Emory University’s campus. Link to Campus Public Art tour: https://opentour.emory.edu/campus-tours/campus-public-art/
The ECDS launched a new version of OpenTour in early 2019 that provided new functions to make tours clear on laptops and desktops in addition to mobile optimization. (You can read more about those OpenTour updates and details in an ECDS blog post from March 2019.) Previous tours have included: Cyclorama Battle Sites Tour in partnership with the Atlanta History Center (AHC); a tour made by students in the 2019 Vienna study abroad program; and an Emory Campus History Tour.
If you would like to receive grant funding and technical support to make your own digital tour, please check out the Digital Tour Initiative, a partnership between Georgia Humanities, the Georgia state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the ECDS. Local non-profit organizations, government entities, schools, and libraries can apply to Georgia Humanities for grants to create walking and driving tour mobile apps. The Spring 2020 grant deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020.