The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project, from North Carolina State University, is a data visualisation project focusing on John Donne’s sermon for Gunpowder Day November 5, 1622. The centrepiece of the project is their 3D visual model of Paul’s Churchyard which is a fantastic visualisation of what this area might have looked like in the early seventeenth century. St. Paul’s Churchyard was also the site of Mary Frith’s public penance in 1612. The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project have included some great details in their visual model, such as detail and light shading to recreate the appearance of the Churchyard on the morning of November 5, 1622.
In addition to the visual model the Virtual Paul’s Cross Project has created an acoustic model, simulating the experience of early modern preaching. Please take some time to explore the rest of the excellent features of this project at their website.