Woodstock House Project: Reflections and lessons…

Render of the rear of the house towards the end of the project

    This is a continuation in a series of blogs beginning with Richard Breen’s here. The first post from this blog here. We seem to finally be at the tail end of this project with oodles of that most useless yet relied upon asset: hindsight. And so, that somebody might benefit from our toils beyond ourselves, […]

Modelling the past: Woodstock House

Woodstock House project in 3D

Richard Breen’s blog here gives the background to this project…   Richard Breen and I have been modelling Woodstock House, an estate which once stood in Kilkenny and was burnt down in 1922. We managed to get out hands on some plans relating to the fire compensation claim. These were quite good but only included one measurement. […]

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 […]

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 […]