The Covid Collection: Coping with Quarantine was designed as part of the course “Creating Digital Collections” of the Master’s program “Media Studies: Digital Cultures” at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University. This project would not have been possible without the supervision of Dr. Costas Papadopoulos and Prof. Susan Schreibman. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and deep regards for their exemplary guidance, monitoring, and constant encouragement throughout this project.
We would also like to thank the director of Marres, House for Contemporary Culture Art Institute Mr Valentijn Byvanck and Ms Ilse van Lieshout for their encouragement and support in carrying out this project.
We would also like to express our gratitude to all students involved in this project:
Katerina Alexopoulou, Lucia Chirinos Franco, Thomas Mormont, and Camila Valgas, who brought the website into life and designed it as the webdesign group.
Leah Buchholz, Lisa Klöcker, Desislava Pavlova, and Hannah-Aicha Stumpf who, as the introductory group, provided the frame for the website by creating the homepage, covid stories, and the about pages.
Eleni Balaska, Céline Lanneau, and Mark Versbach, who provided the content and narratives for the theme re(constructing) reality.
Serena Huang, Nina Koziolek, Nika Musić, and Mingshu Yang for conceptualizing and describing the health theme.
Thomas Papatzikas, Eirini Skarlataki, Mengxin Wang, and Qinwen Zeng for reflecting and telling the story of the escapism theme.
Marc Boas, Jingwen Chen, Rhys Shurey, and Zihe Xu for portraying and bringing closer the nostalgia theme.
Letizia Gallo, Julia Grijspaardt, Frederique Koenders, and Rebecca Haselhoff for creatively conveying the documenting the period theme.
Despite the difficult circumstances in which meetings could only take place digitally and needed to adhere to several different time zones, we managed to create this 3D collection within 10 turbulent yet educational and fun weeks.
Software and Media Use Acknowledgement
The Covid Collection: Coping with Quarantine benefited greatly from the use of open-source software, creative commons media and other open and public use formats. We specifically acknowledge, with thanks, the producers and sites below:
Sketchfab (3D Web Viewer)
Agisoft Metashape (Photogrammetric/3D Modelling Software)
#dariahTeach (Open Educational Resources for the Digital Arts & Humanities)