Jeffrey Yoo Warren—an artist, community scientist, illustrator, and researcher—presents his project, Seeing Providence Chinatown, a virtual reconstruction of the since-disappeared Chinatown in Providence. To recreate this space, Yoo Warren examined archival photographs, built 3D architectural models of the streetscape, and designed a virtual environment. In doing so, Yoo Warren reclaims a forgotten episode in Asian American history and establishes a new site for lived practices and ancestral knowledge.
Yoo Warren was recently named the Library of Congress 2023 Innovator in Residence.
Museumverse, funded by the Humanities Council, is dedicated to exploring and utilizing emerging virtual and digital technologies in humanities research, education, and curatorial strategies.