Rebuilding, Reconstructing, Remaking: Recreating the Past in the Present

The question of whether or not we should attempt to recreate the past which has been destroyed is a thorny one. Of course, the question of re-creation revolves around artefacts that have been damaged or […]

The Limits of Digitisation

Elizabeth Edwards in ‘Material beings: objecthood and ethnographic photographs’ argues that the meaning of a photograph is enhanced by the form in which it is presented (67). For her, the photograph is itself an object as […]

Response to Readings 10 October 2016

Charles Cronin’s paper ‘Possession is 99% of the Law: 3D Printing, Public Domain Cultural Artifacts and Copyright’ provides an in-depth discussion of existing copyright issues around photographs and the status of 3D replicas of cultural […]