Crowdsourcing – Exploitation or Collaboration? (AFF-601)

In a previous post discussing the Letters of 1916 Project, I broadly considered the means by which that project, a public history project, garnered its database of letters and transcriptions: crowdsourcing. The topic itself appears to be a many-faceted one; does it, as a practice, promote a sense of community? Is this communal sense of preservation more important than the scholarly preservation that happens as a consequence of the former? Is crowdsourcing, in essence, purely a means to a scholarly end; an exploitation of the public by academics? This blog post will explore and argue these questions with the aim of creating a better understanding of crowdsourcing as a practice in public history projects.

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A Commentary on the Letters of 1916 Project (AFF-606B)

Within the Digital Humanities, cultural preservation undoubtedly is one of the  focal points of the field. When a piece of history is digitised or recorded and presented to a larger community, it takes on a new role. It becomes a part of a public consciousness in how it is preserved and presented. Continue reading A Commentary on the Letters of 1916 Project (AFF-606B)

The Power of the Image: Non-Photorealistic Rendering (AFF-622)

The Aesthetics of Stylisation

This blog entry is the second in a series of posts dealing with the Power of the Image, more specifically on the use of non-realistic rendering in Digital Heritage. In my last post I dealt with the concept of photorealism in Digital Heritage; specifically how we approach and interpret this idea and apply it to digital methodologies, whatever they may be. It stands to reason then that the opposite end of the spectrum should be explored.

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The Power of the Image: Photorealism (AFF-622)

This blog post will serve as the first in a series of entries dissecting various elements of visual representation in the field of Digital Heritage. Before approaching the theme of this post, photorealism, I would like to briefly take a wider look at  Digital Heritage itself with the view of putting photorealism in the field into context.

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