The Power of the Image: Objectivity, Authenticity, Reconstruction

As I’ve suggested in previous posts, it seems that to strive for realness in reconstructions is essentially deceitful in both method and objective should it be done without extremely high degrees of transparency. Unless one is very clear about the assumptions and conjecture that was involved in the reconstruction, then the submission may have the appearance […]

Outreach for the Letters of 1916

Outreach for Letters 1916

This blogpost discusses the Letters of 1916 project, the homepage of which can be found here. For my thoughts on the project in general, please follow this link to my previous blog post on the topic.   Before discussing my experience of producing a podcast to promote and disseminate the Letters of 1916 project as part of […]

3D artefact recording part three

This is a continuation in a series of posts. The previous post in this series covering photogrammetry can be found here. Hyper Spectral Imaging We decided to employ this method for only one of our artefacts, the abstract painting. This method essentially allows us to compare the reflective signatures of different materials and to discover the subtle differences of […]

3D artefact recording part two

This is a continuation in a series of posts, the first of which may be found here. Photogrammetry Based on the experience gained in the R.T.I. process as described in my previous post, we now recognised how much time can be spent preparing the necessary conditions and rigging for a successful photographic capture session. On that […]

3D artefact recording part one

45 degree capture

This series of blog posts, in combination with the blogs of my fellow MAs Richard Breen and Aveen Holland, will unpack the methods, technologies, challenges and results of our AFF622 group assignment. Scenario My colleagues and I were asked to examine, record and publish various artefacts which had been found at the abode of an alleged looter. We were […]

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 […]