Classical Archaeology and the Makerspace

Cross-posted on my personal blog. A few weeks ago, R. Benjamin Gorham, a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Art & Archaeology at the University of Virginia, visited the Makerspace for a consultation on photogrammetry and 3D printing. Ben has been using GIS, drones, and photogrammetry during his summer excavations in Morgantina, Sicily and wanted to experiment…. Continue reading “Classical Archaeology and the Makerspace”.

Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D

Cross-posted on my personal blog. The destruction of historic monuments has been a frequent topic in the news lately due to the Syrian and ISIS conflicts. The destruction of historic mosques and, most recently, the Temple of Baal in Palmyra have sent shockwaves through the international community. The public outcry for cultural casualties has been so overwhelming that it has prompted backlash…. Continue reading “Preserving, Reconstructing, & Teaching in 3D”.

Announcing the #Codespeak Kit!

Today, the Scholars’ Lab is pleased to make a few modest contributions toward the broadening of a conversation we opened last fall, in a summit for digital humanities software developers called Speaking in Code. The summit, generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and UVa Library, brought together 32 advanced developers working on…. Continue reading “Announcing the #Codespeak Kit!”.

One Teach, One Drift

Like Sarah, Brandon and Gwen, I also drove over Afton Mountain to teach at Washington & Lee a couple of weeks ago. As I played peek-a-boo with the trucks on I-64 on that rainy, foggy morning I must admit I gained a bit more respect for Wayne Graham’s daily commute – but that is a…. Continue reading “One Teach, One Drift”.

Praxis Program Panel: “Reading Digitally with Prism and Ivanhoe”

On April 4 at 4:30 PM in the Scholars’ Lab, members of current and previous Praxis cohorts will give a presentation on how their projects, Prism and Ivanhoe, can inform textual study and reading in a digital environment.  The presentation will also feature demonstrations of both projects. Presenters include: Scott Bailey (Religious Studies, Praxis ’13-14)…. Continue reading “Praxis Program Panel: “Reading Digitally with Prism and Ivanhoe””.

An Ivanhoe Design Idea

So last week Francesca and I each pitched design for our informational website. While the bulk of our pitches focused on the look of the website, I formulated my website design (ps, as this was just a mock up it isn’t cross browser tested, sorry) to be as transferable as possible (or desired).  Had we gone…. Continue reading “An Ivanhoe Design Idea”.

On Stemmatics

So this is a git network graph. Specifically, it is the network graph for Ivanhoe from c. 20 February to 1 March. The blue line is our Develop branch and the various branches are features, projects, etc. The first little pink dot is my first branch.  While programming development is far from complete, I forked…. Continue reading “On Stemmatics”.

Scholars’ Lab Campaigns for a Million “Likes”

* * * TRANSCRIPT * * * A new social media campaign is taking Facebook by storm! Staff of the Scholars’ Lab, a prominent University of Virginia-based academic technology center, have gone viral with an adorable picture and charming plea. This is not the first time the SLab has captured the collective imagination of the…. Continue reading “Scholars’ Lab Campaigns for a Million “Likes””.

Announcing My Blog, Songs of the Victorians, and Augmented Notes

I’ve been having an excellent and productive time as a Scholars’ Lab Fellow: thanks to the amazing advice and support I’ve received from the Scholars’ Lab staff, I’ve been making good progress on my two digital projects, Songs of the Victorians and Augmented Notes. For those of you who don’t know about them, I’ll give…. Continue reading “Announcing My Blog, Songs of the Victorians, and Augmented Notes”.

Gendering Praxis

As we embark on the next semester of the Praxis Program we have begun to think about our “roles” in the Prism project.  This has led to a surprising rush of gender feelings.  Parts of these feelings feel too second-wave feministy to be appropriate in this day and age, but regardless I find myself frustrated…. Continue reading “Gendering Praxis”.