Crowdsourcing: Ethical and effective?

Crowdsourcing: Ethical and effective?

Question: Crowdsourcing  is alternatively seen as an exploitative practice/source of cheap labour and a way to more fully engage the public in humanities research as opposed to being passive consumers of that research. If both these perspectives have a grain of truth in them, what is best practice in engaging communities but not exploiting them? Terminology […]

The letters of 1916

Letters of 1916

The Letters of 1916 is Ireland’s first public digital humanities project. It focuses on letters sent to, from and within Ireland in the six months leading up to the Easter Rising of 1916 and the six months that followed (1/11/15 – 31/10/16)   I feel the beauty of the Letters of 1916 project is how it adds breadth […]

The power of the image: Non-photorealism

The power of the image: Non-photorealism

Since investigating the various notions and attitudes surrounding the digital representation of cultural heritage artefacts, I’ve discovered that the reason or cause for digitisation appears to be the key factor when considering the most suitable method to use. If one was considering digital cultural heritage from a uniquely preservationist point of view then only the most photorealistic surrogate of […]

The power of the image: photorealism

Giacomo Carmagnola 
The power of the image: photorealism

If the humanism that makes civilisation civilised is to be preserved into this new century, it will need advocates. Those advocates will need a memory, and part of that memory will need to be of an age in which they were not yet alive. Preface The above quote is taken from Clive James’s wonderful collection […]