Techie stuff

Cambridge Festival of Ideas: 3D

Yesterday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, I led a session to teach members of the public how to create 3D models using Structure from Motion. 20 people attended and I hope enjoyed and learnt new things. The training materials for the workshop are on Github pages and some of…

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#digidoc2018

The digidoc logo

Last week in Stirling, the epicentre of digital cultural imaging in Scotland’s burgeoning cultural heritage scene, the amazing Engine Shed team organised three days of slick presentations, magic, dancing and whisky that made DigiDoc 2018. (Is that breathless enough for you?)

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Putting 3D research into the Grenville Shop

This was originally published on the British Museum blog as “A new dimension in home shopping“ Over the last four years, the British Museum has been producing 3D models that can be viewed by anyone online. The roots of this work can be traced back to the Arts and Humanities…

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This was originally published as part 1 of a 3 part interview on the SketchFab blog in January 2017. Our Cultural institutions Page highlights our ongoing support of museums and cultural institutions with free accounts and access to tools. In Cultural Heritage Spotlight, we’ll explore museums and cultural institutions who…

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Google Search Appliance – British Museum install

Working with Extended Content Solutions, I have been project/product managing the new ‘Knowledge Search tool’ for the British Museum. Built using AngularJS on ECS’s proprietary software, it pulls together multiple data sources through the use of Google Search Appliance. Hello… is it ‘ancient Egypt’ you’re looking for? Today we launch…

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Preparing the British Museum Bronze Age index for transcription

Originally published at: http://research.micropasts.org/2014/04/30/preparing-the-index/ Since late 2013, the MicroPasts team has been preparing the British Museum‘s (BM) Bronze Age Index to be the first offering on our crowd-sourcing platform. This corpus consists of around 30,000 (roughly A4 sized) cards (holding information going back to as early as 1913).  The majority of…

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CAA2014 Paris

Paper 1: Archaeology at Large: embracing massive audiences through online applications Paper 2: Making the links to Portable Antiquities Scheme data

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Lost Change: mapping coins from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Today sees the launch of Lost Change, an innovative and experimental application that allows coins found within England and Wales and recorded through the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), to be visualised on an interactive, dual-mapping interface. This tool enables people to interrogate a huge dataset (over 300,000 coin records can be…

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Yahoo! Openhack EU (Bucharest)

Last weekend, I was invited to attend the Yahoo! Openhack EU event that was held in Bucharest, Romania as part of a team of “History Enthusiasts” to try and help participants generate ideas using cultural sector data. This came about from the really successful History Hack Day that Matt Patterson…

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