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About Prism

The Prismatic Perception Humanities Project is being developed by a group of faculty from the Community College of Rhode Island.

This interdisciplinary web-based project stems from the notion that humanities and technology are perceived to be mutually exclusive. Prismatic Perception aims at bridging these two worlds by eliminating this misperception. 

Phase I (December 1999 - December 2000) of the project was supported by the Community College Humanities Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The first step was the creation of a "Mona Lisa" web module, which will serve as a model for future humanities web-based projects.

Prismatic Perception was one of 17 projects chosen out of more than 100 submitted nationwide. As part of their selection, the team of CCRI faculty attended a national conference at George Mason University recently on the use of technology in the humanities.

The Prismatic Perception Project has evolved into the College's offering of The Learner's Journey (LIBA-1000) course offering.