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King Richard III’s Entire 3D Printed Skeleton Unveiled For Museum Opening

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The ability of 3D printers to make near exact replicas of objects have led to a variety of amazing applications, especially for the use within museum exhibits. Over the last several months, we have covered numerous stories detailing how museums worldwide are utilizing 3D printing technology to make copies of their most valuable pieces. By doing so they are able to oftentimes provide museum attendees the option to interact with the replicas in a whole new way, allowing […]

It’s National Sysadmin Day

Followers of the Homer Multitext blog may not immediately identify the last Friday in July as National Sysadmin Day, but we’re acutely aware of our debt to the administrators who keep all the systems we depend on running smoothly.  I would especially like to acknowledge the support we have received from Alan Pfeiffer-Traum at the University of Houston.  Without Alan’s work, I doubt we could be serving the thousands of on-line images of manuscripts you can […]

Open Access Journal: Dionysus Ex Machina: Rivista annuale online di studi sul teatro antico

Dionysus Ex Machina: Rivista annuale online di studi sul teatro antico Dionysus Ex Machina, rivista on line di studi sul teatro antico pubblicata con cadenza annuale, si articola in sei sezioni (Testi, Dopo l’antichità, Scene, Monumenti, Cinema, Laboratori. Scuola e Università) e in uno spazio ulteriore (Notizie) costantemente aggiornato, che ospita annunci, recensioni e agili schede di spettacoli teatrali, libri, convegni, festival attinenti alla drammaturgia e, più in generale, alla cultura classica. Sono disponibili liberamente […]

Open Access Journal: Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène Piot

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Monuments et mémoires de la Fondation Eugène PiotISSN: 1148-6023 Eugène Piot (1812-1890), esthète et archéologue, qui voulait contribuer au développement de la recherche et du goût dans le vaste domaine de l’art depuis le temps des anciennes cultures de l’Orient jusqu’à la Renaissance, légua sa fortune à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Celle-ci décida alors de publier, grâce aux revenus de la Fondation Piot, des Monuments et Mémoires consacrés aux études d’art et d’archéologie, collection […]

The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts

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The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts Cuneiform writing was invented some 5000 years ago in southern Iraq for the purpose of keeping accounts – and for the next few hundred years book-keeping remained its sole use. The last datable cuneiform tablet, also from southern Iraq, is an astronomical diary for the year 75 CE. For the three millennia spanning the rise and fall of cuneiform writing, and arguably for some time after, numeracy was […]

Futurist Friday: Lend Me an Extra…Limb?

One subset of robotics pertains to cyborgs: “cybernetic organisms” that have both organic and biomechanical parts.  The artificial limbs that enabled Oscar Pistorius to leap from the Paralympics to  able-bodied international competition replaced appendages he lost as a child. But some cybernetic technologies, such as the additional fingers and arms being developed by MIT engineers (below) could either compensate for disabilities or enhance the able-bodied “norm.”  Your Futurist Friday assignment, watch these videos and consider: […]

From my diary

It’s hotter than hell in the office in which I work, which is not helping me get anything done!  However I’m also close to Cambridge University Library, and I’ve made two trips there in the evening this week, in search of books and articles. I’m still thinking about Severian of Gabala.  I’ve now obtained a copy of Sever J. Voicu, “Severien de Gabala,” Dictionnaire de spiritualite 14 (Paris, 1990), 752-63.  This article is essential for […]

We’re in the News!: Featured on 3DPrintingIndustry.com

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3DPrintingIndustry.com, one of the leading news sources for 3D printing innovations, featured our work in a fabulous article by Michael Molitch-Hou, the founder of the Reality Institute. Check out their piece on us: “Archaeologists Remix Famous Historical Works with 3D Printing” (0)

We’re in the News!: Cover Feature in Popular Archaeology Magazine

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In addition to picking up our blog Adventures in Digital Archaeology, Popular Archaeology Magazine wrote a cover feature on our work advancing Digital Archaeology with Open Access Antiquarianism: Check out the Popular Archaeology Magazine Article on us: Archaeologist Promotes the Wonders of Digital Archaeology! (0)

Open Access Archaeology Digest #489

Lots of great Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles: Notes on Feudalism in Japan.http://bit.ly/Y4rQwg A new landscape context for Houndtor, Devonhttp://bit.ly/15VJXYq Examination of the patina coating of natural Theban limstones as well as blocks of Hatshepsut Temple, Upper Egypt http://bit.ly/1h9zqcs Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK (0)

Epigrafia 3D

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Epigrafia 3D  Esta web y todos sus recursos forman parte del proyecto proyecto FCT-13-6025 “Descifrando inscripciones romanas en 3D: Ciencia epigráfica virtual”, financiado por la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad y la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, dentro de la convocatoria de ayudas para el fomento de la cultura científica y de la innovación del año 2013. Investigador responsable: Manuel Ramírez Sánchez (Universidad de […]

Văn Miêu – The Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam

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The Great Portico at the Temple of Literature, c. 18th century (Photo Catherine Clover, 2014) By Catherine Clover -  Spring Morning In the hut in the mountains one is free the live-long day A clump of bamboos leaning o’er screens from cold mountain air Green grows the grass and the sky reels in joy, Late lingers the dew in the cups of scarlet flowers The man alone with the lonely cloud clings to the mountainside His spirit […]

Peroni Releases 25 3D Printed Bottle Designs Paying Tribute to Italian Culture

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Andrea Morgante, an architect at Shiro Studio, and nine other new-wave artists from Italy have worked to reimagine Peroni’s 25cl bottle. The bottles all 3-D printed in white nylon powder are explorations of form in relation to Italian culture and design. The collection is titled 25.0 and was sponsored by Peroni and by M&C Saatchi. The pieces were displayed at The House of Peroni, known for bringing together the best of Italian creativity, before making […]

Ups and downs in publishing

This summer has had its ups and downs in my various efforts to publish books and articles. I did get one book sent off to the press, an artifact report from excavations done long ago. But my agent is having trouble finding a commercial publisher for my popular book manuscript. I just received an acceptance on a paper co-authored with my student, Angela Huster, but not too long ago I got my second recent rejection […]

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