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3D Print Michael Jackson, Steven Speilberg, Fidel Castro, and Others: Madame Tussauds & Sketchfab Team Up with New Gallery


Just like 2D scanners became affordable and mainstream and saw a rapid increase in the quality of their capabilities two decades ago, the same is now happening within the 3D scanner space. If you ever have an opportunity to use a 3D scanner, it’s actually quite fun, and I must say, addictive. Capturing people, moments in time, and all sorts of objects, in a form which will put a picture to shame, the technology promises to transform […]

Brian Krassenstein

Collecting and Preserving Digital Art: Interview with Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito


Jon Ippolito, Professor of New Media at the University of Maine As artists have embraced a range of new media and forms in the last century as the work of collecting, conserving and exhibiting these works has become increasingly complex and challenging. In this space, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito have been working to develop and understand approaches to ensure long-term access to digital works. In this installment of our insights interview series I discuss […]

Trevor Owens

Open Access Textbooks and Language Primers


[Most recently updated 26 November 2014] Open Access Textbooks and Language Primers relating to the ancient world Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar (at Dickinson College) Ancient Greek Tutorials by Donald J. Mastronarde Ancient Sanskrit Online, by Karen Thomson and Jonathan Slocum Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader [Online Companion], by John A. Cook and Robert D. Holmstedt. Classical Greek Online, by Winfred P. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum Classical Armenian Online, by Todd […]

Charles Jones

Open Access Journal: London Archaeologist


London Archaeologist For anyone interested in the history, heritage or archaeology of the capital, London Archaeologist is essential reading. Published by the London Archaeologist Association since 1968, it is a periodical of record for the London area, covering major archaeological discoveries, events and issues. Content includes excavation reports, historical articles, artefact and finds studies, environmental archaeology reports, exhibition reports, book reviews, news and commentary. It has recently been redesigned and expanded to cover interviews, profiles […]

Charles Jones

Europeana and European Parliament join forces to mark events that shaped Europe


WW1 and the fall of the Iron Curtain, two events that shaped the Europe we know today will be commemorated at the European Parliament in unique style. A family history roadshow, digitising personal memorabilia of MEPs for these two seminal periods of European history, is taking place in the Parliament. On 2 and 3 December, Shaping Europe will mark the centenary commemoration of WW1 and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain. […]

Susan Muthalaly

Museums may have multi-sensory translation soon


DOHA: A research will begin soon to examine the possibility of introducing multi-sensory translation at museums.Multi-sensory translation provides service, where people can smell and touch things and feel and taste them. It will give accessibility for people with special needs.The project by the Audio Visual Faculty. See it on Scoop.it, via eMuseums Eye

The eCultObservatory

Still learning to listen: Still listening to learn

Today a bunch of educators, museum folks, teachers and assorted others that form our much-loved Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools met to look back and look forward to celebrate transformative practices in the classroom and beyond. A range of speakers presented their work with the Coalition and how it has impacted on all those who […]


Open Access Archaeology Digest #613


Get some Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles here: A Runic Fragment at Leekhttp://bit.ly/108r4tb Carved Oak Panels formerly at Greenlaw, Kirkcudbrighthttp://bit.ly/173MKRo Description of the Interior of a Chamber in a Castlehttp://bit.ly/17Vrl9P Il castellum aquae di Porta Romana ad Ostia. http://bit.ly/1zPtOQQ Notices of St Palladius’ Chapel, and of a Coffin-Slab, at Fordoun.http://bit.ly/Y4rQwg Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK


Neri Oxman & Team Utilize Stratasys’ Triple-Jetting Technology to Create “Wearable Skins” with Stellar Inspiration


Neri Oxman. (Photo by Tom Allen) Neri Oxman is an architect, professor, and designer with an impressive CV. She directs the Mediated Matter design research group at MIT Media Lab, where her group researches and applies knowledge in various fields to comprehensive product and architectural design. She has won a fairly staggering amount of awards for her work and has exhibited her works in museums across the world.  She has works in the permanent collections […]

Sarah Anderson

Graphite: Your search is over


Looking for a handy site that helps you locate useful apps, games, and websites that also provides ratings and reviews? That also includes teacher feedback? That has awesome search and sorting functions? That organizes all of its goodies by Common Core – giving you the chance to find activities aligned to ELA literacy standards for history? Then, yes. You are in the right place. What you’re looking for is called Graphite . . . a free service […]


CFP: Women's History in the Digital World 2015 (Deadline 1/16/2015)


Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22.


Can penguins tell us how far the Cretaceous diving bird Hesperornis wandered?


Don’t mess with Hesperornis. It was a flightless, aquatic Cretaceous bird that measured up to six feet long, had a beak lined with sharp teeth, and was partially responsible for the downfall of at least one scientific career*. It superficially resembled a loon or a penguin–unlike penguins, though, Hesperornis probably propelled itself using its feet rather than its stumpy wings. Hesperornis also had a wide range–fossils within North America are known from Arkansas up to the Arctic Circle. Even during […]

Andrew Farke

Free online archaeology course starting now


Coursera has a vast amount of interesting topics taught by some great lecturers and tutors. An archaeology course, which I think I have mentioned before, started again yesterday. This course is called “Recovering the Humankind’s Past and Saving the Universal Heritage” and can be accessed here. The course consists of the following sections: The recovery of the human past and the protection of the universal heritage The birth of archaeology and its role in the contemporary […]


New agreement: Faculty collection from the Oregon College of Art and Craft


Artstor and Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) are collaborating to release approximately 300 images of art from their faculty collection in the Digital Library. Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States. Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community is comprised of approximately 200 students who pursue full-time BFA, MFA, or certificate degree programs, in […]

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