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Multisensory Experience

In recent years, archaeology has embraced phenomenological techniques and approaches to begin moving towards a lived experience of the past and embracing personalised perspectives. These avenues of archaeological investigation have been particularly popular within digital technologies, where computing methods provide a medium to create highly realistic images, graphics and video. Recent debate, however, has seen criticism of these methods as being overly ocularcentric. Continue reading →

Catriona Cooper

My thesis is titled “How can we use digital media to explore lived experience in later medieval buildings?”. This thesis will be based on two digital projects. The first at Bodiam Castle will explore how visualisation produces a narrative from the observation of the archaeological record through to how the real of the simulated past is perceived. Continue reading →

How to make

How does material or information pass through the generations? As affect, as engram, as copy: mediated by the technologies of its reproduction. The re-use of objects, of commodities within art has a rich lineage of traditions, assemblage, bricolage, ready-made, collage and recently circuit bending, the creative short-circuiting of electronic gadgets. This repurposing of obsolescence has also become a tool of Media Archaeology, a ‘methodology for lost ideas’. J. Continue reading →

Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters

Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters from Artas Media on Vimeo. Last year during my presentation at the VIA conference I was asked the question "When will you be creating an animation?" and it was one of the main talking points during the 45 minute question and answer session that accompanied the end of my paper. Continue reading →


A 2000-year-old painted Roman statue is being digitally restored to her original glory by scientists from the University of Southampton, the University of Warwick, and the Herculaneum Conservation Project. The head of the statue was discovered in the ancient ruins of Herculaneum in 2006, a town preserved in the same eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried nearby Pompeii in AD 79, during works by the Herculaneum Conservation Project in the area of the Roman Basilica. Continue reading →

Visualisation in Archaeology (ViA) conference at Southampton 18-19 April 2011

Several ACRG speakers confirmed for the Visualisation in Archaeology (ViA) conference at Southampton 18-19 April 2011. In addition to talks by Konstantinos Papadopoulos, Grant Cox, Eleonora Gandolfi and Gareth Beale there will be a multimedia exhibition showcasing AR tools, RTI, social and spatial network analysis, GIS, computer graphics and Hembo Pagi's textile visualisation tools. Continue reading →