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Digital Revolution

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After 18 months work, Digital Revolution is finally here. An exhibition of digital art, design, film, music, websites CD-ROMs and video games that I was lucky enough to contribute to. My role was to tell the history of digital culture in 100 creative projects starting from 1970, the year before the first microprocessor emerged (Intel’s C4004). However,  it was important to acknowledge the pioneering work of the 50′s and 60′s that sowed the seeds of the […]

Blogging For Historians

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When you read a blog post about History what are you looking for?  If you own a blog do you write posts about historical topics?  Why do you do this?  What do you get out of it?  These are all things that are of interest for the Blogging for Historians project.  The project examines the purpose behind blogging either as an individual or as an intuition for academic purposes.  It looks at ideas about best […]

Lights Camera Action

Taplow House, a housing block within the notorious Aylesbury estate, southeast London, named after Taeppa’s Low, a 7th Century Anglo-Saxon burial mound 29 miles west along the River Thames, this 1960’s housing development, famous for the Channel 4 ident, the one where the camera pans across desolate concrete walkways. The regeneration is underway, a project that will see Taplow House disappear in 2024. On the mezzanine level one faces northwards across the Old Kent Road […]

/Root – a degenerative algorithm

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The Space is a website for artists and audiences to create and explore new digital art. Supported by The BBC and The Arts Council, it had its launch at the Tate Modern this weekend. Jim Boulton and /Root at the Tate Modern Craig Blagg and I are super proud to have created a piece of work for the launch of  The Space. It’s called /Root and it investigates the connections between digital projects – computer art, […]

Maintenance Downtime: May 29, 2014

Pleiades will be down for approximately an hour tonight. (0)

Annotating RTI data in 3d and 2d

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I’ve been talking to a lot people in recent months about annotation frameworks for RTI and today’s introduction to the #rodeimagingevent (see Hembo’s blog post) has crystalised some of these. I was talking to @kathrynpiquette about annotation and I also tweeted a query to @iipimage about it. @portableant suggested annotorious (something that I know our current MSc student Vassilis Valergas has been examining) and also openCanvas was suggested. Also @aboutgeo mentioned the freeform extension to annotorious developed by […]

Papyrus RTI case study

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The Derveni tombs discovered in 1962 close to Thessaloniki in North Greece are considered one of the most significant archaeological sites in northern Greece because of their numerous rich grave offerings and their important location in the ancient Mygdonian city of Lete, on the pass of Via Egnatia. The cemetery comprises seven graves, and according to the excavation publication dates to 320–290 BC. One of the most remarkable finds of the Derveni Tombs is a […]

Imaging Event/Hackathon

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Few days to go to Rode Imaging Event where ACRG will be represent on power of three: Graeme Earl, James Miles and me. List of presenters at the seminar and workshop day include specialist with different expertise: multispectral imaging, 3D data acquisition and processing and theoretical approach. Hackathon weekend is supported by Garage48, people specialised in hackathons and helping start-ups. There are several ideas for the hackathon prepared by us but I am sure there […]

Teaching Digital Humanities – Higher Education Academy Summit

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Multiple images shared via twitter of the #dhtapestry as it evolved I spent the last two days at a fascinating event in Lewes funded by the Higher Education Academy. The “summit” was focused on the teaching of Digital Humanities, with a view to the HEA gaining a sense of the current issues and priorities in teaching and learning. This will in turn inform further HEA policy and recommendations. As part of the event we were […]

Modelling Complexity

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A Fractal Flame Complexity has become a new paradigm in the hard sciences in the 90s and since then it has been slowly dripping into the social sciences and humanities. It works on the premises that many systems are complex in structure, i.e. their numerous individual parts interact with each other in a non-linear way producing phenomena which cannot be easily predicted solely on the basis of their characteristics. Think of the brain: if you […]

Archaeovision R&D Unit

Archaeovision started as non-profit company Arheovisioon MTÜ in Estonia. It has been very tiny team working mainly with cultural heritage related data presentation in web and documentation and imaging related issues. We’ve been running several trainings and lectures and inviting people over to give lectures. Recent activities includes organising Rode Imaging Event in St. Nicholas church in Tallinn and taking part of the conservation and documentation project of the high altar at the church. Arheovisioon […]

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