The Open Access Antiquarianism Medallions

panel-of-four1

We’ve created a plethora of pretty and pointed rewards for the Open Access Antiquarianism Kickstarter campaign. Starring on our stickers and larger buttons are a series of digitally jazzy art and archaeological emblems. On each is a variant of the classic phrase ‘art for art’s sake’ which emphasizes the on-going and increasingly needed role of technology research and development for the humanities and social sciences which our project pokes at with our political art. Here’s […]

The Antiquarian’s Cabinet of Curiosities

cabs-together-copy

A collection of re-colored Cabinets of Curiosities Why ‘Open Access Antiquarianism?’ What is a Cabinet of Curiosities? We’d like to build our initial art show around the premise of our apt title: Open Access Antiquarianism. Broken down, that phrase covertly covers a lot of really important topics at the forefront of technology, science, and cultural heritage policy like control and democratization of expertise. It also delightfully smacks of our primary focus in bringing digital heritage […]

The Manifesto

panel-of-four1

The Open Access Antiquarianism Manifesto (A Variant of the OAA Kickstarter Blurb) You know how in movies and TV shows about archaeology and history–they’ll show you a teensy glimpse of a giant storage room filled up with artifacts and treasures? A room that is full of all kinds of historical goodies that are locked away from general public consumption. Well that happens. Those rooms exist all over the world. Museums, archives, universities, and private collectors […]

The CAER Heritage Challenge: can over 2,000 people explore over 2,000 years of history in just one month…?

Pottery-1024x682

From 30th June until 25th July archaeologists from Cardiff University will be teaming up with local community development organization Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE), local residents and schools in a Cardiff suburb for a second exciting season of excavations to explore the city’s prehistoric past and put local people at the heart of cutting-edge archaeological research. Nestled within local housing estates of Caerau and Ely, Caerau hillfort is one of the largest and most […]

Exploring the Art History Landscape of Florence

1656290_10100722084369543_559518446_n

In addition to our field work, CISA3 students were taken around Florence by CISA3 Art Historian Katharina Giraldi-Haller as part of an in-depth course (of extreme fabulousness) looking at the interface between science, technology, and the development of art and architecture in the city, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary collaborative nature of the Renaissance artisans and workshops that produced the monuments and artifacts CISA3 studies in Florence. The course reinforced the dynamic education structure that […]

The Digital Heritage International Congress in Marseilles

1013445_10100716611162893_579471586_n

In October of 2013, the University of California, San Diego sent quite a large contingent out to the revolutionary UNESCO ICOMOS IEEE Digital Heritage International Congress in Marseilles, France. We were one of the (if not THE) largest North American teams present, with representatives in almost all of the various categories under discussion. Check out the full UCSD article by Doug Ramsey on the subject: Qualcomm Institute Joins World Leaders at Digital Heritage International Congress. […]

Agisoft Photoscan

If you have been following this blog for some time, you will know that when it comes to Photogrammetric reconstructions I have always been a strong supporter of 123D Catch by Autodesk. I find that it is by far the easiest program to use, yet the results are still amazing. Recently they have released a paid Pro version that provides all the same results but allows the program to be used commercially. I think that is utterly brilliant, […]

Cultural Heritage Road Trip: Northern Italy, Monaco, and the French Riveria

1486680_10100716622639893_1561792872_n

Awesomely, the cheapest way to get from our project home-base in Florence to the UNESCO IEEE ICOMOS International Digital Heritage Congress for several people was to rent a car and drive. Like, I said: Awesome. So the day before the conference festivities, we collected a rental car, and headed out. We being, Vid Petrovic, DV, and I (Ashley M. Richter–so much name dropping, so much tagging-attention–it feels so unnatural to keep throwing our full, professional […]

Digital Investigations Above Florence’s Baptistery of San Giovanni

1521828_10100707735459873_1871424860_n

The roof of the Baptistery from the roof of the Duomo Cathedral. Vid Petrovic prepping for imaging the Baptistery roof from the front face of the Duomo Cathedral in Florence Please note: There were just so many good pics to choose from of our work at the Baptistery, so I divided the blog into four blogs. Each one will have more or less a similar primary chunk of text (in case anyone is playing with […]

Digital Investigations Beneath Florence’s Baptistery of St. Giovanni

1459844_10100707736108573_740729690_n

Ashley M. Richter and Maurizio Seracini coordinating digital data collection underneath the Baptistery of St. John Ashley M. Richter setting up the scanner to image the subterranean level of the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence The familiar preface: The primary CISA3  field site in 2013 was the Baptistery of St. Giovanni, one of Florence’s most famous, venerated, and mysterious monuments. For our research goals see this. The Opera del Duomo di Santa Maria del […]

Three Thoughts from the Western Argolid Regional Project

photo-6

I know it’s cliche, but archaeology provides a good context for thinking. Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten some good thinking done. In fact, my colleagues, The Directors of the project, have been extremely patient interlocutors this summer. I am convinced that an important part of archaeology remains the close and continuous intellectual and social contact between participants. In fact, I write about that very thing in the context of digital archaeological practice here. […]

Three Thoughts from the Western Argolid Regional Project

photo-6

I know it’s cliche, but archaeology provides a good context for thinking. Over the last few weeks, I’ve gotten some good thinking done. Since it’s the middle of the middle week of the survey season on the Western Argolid Regional Project, and thanks to “a non-serious, fatigue-related, incident”, I’ve been stranded in my lux-u-ary apartment for the last two day, I’ve scrawled down a few thoughts about a few things: 1. Team Leaders. One of […]

Digital Investigations Inside Florence’s Baptistery of St. Giovanni

1509819_10100707735385023_223634475_n

The ceiling mosaics of the Baptistery of St. Giovanni. The tiny tesserae were added over time as the artwork was expanded to cover the whole ceiling. The differences in timing, material, and the shifting of the structure all play a role in the erosion and subsequent erosion monitoring of the site. Maurizio Seracini identifying some of the cracking occurring in the dome of the Baptistery of St. Giovanni as he outlines our digitization strategy from […]

Digital Investigations Outside Florence’s Baptistery of St. Giovanni

1530587_10100707740928913_1048339572_n

The Baptistery of St. Giovanni, Florence during the daytime. The Baptistery of St. Giovanni, Florence in the super early morning. The primary CISA3  field site in 2013 was the Baptistery of St. Giovanni, one of Florence’s most famous, venerated, and mysterious monuments. For our research goals see this.   The Opera del Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore (OPA) invited CISA3 researchers to join their interdisciplinary team of researchers working to establish a chronology of […]

archaeoINaction.info - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy