Post 4: 3DM – Introduction to the Case Study


The last post discussed some of the issues and challenges with 3D computer modeling in the cultural heritage sector which have emerged over the last two decades. In this post, I will introduce my case study for the AFF621: 3D computer modeling assignment. Students were given three contexts to base a case study, and I have chosen the following context: Research Context: A team of cultural heritage specialists has asked me for my contribution … Continue reading

Post 1: 3DM – Introduction to Illustration and Reconstruction in Cultural Heritage

The following post is part of a series of posts for the AFF621: 3D computer modeling assignment for the Remaking the Physical module in the MA for Digital Humanities (NUIM). As discussed in the introductory post, students were asked to compile a series of blogs to discuss their project and also the issues involved in the production of three-dimensional computer (3D) models for cultural heritage projects. The use of 3D computer models for cultural … Continue reading

AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D Modeling Assignment: Introduction

As part of the AFF621: Remaking the Physical module in the MA for Digital Humanities (NUIM), students were assigned to do a three-dimensional computer (3D) modelling exercise for the purpose of evaluating their understandings of the methodologies and issues involved in the production of 3D computer models for cultural heritage projects, and to practice their skills by producing a 3D model, the topic was open. As part of this, students were requested to compile a … Continue reading

The First Aerial Survey of the Twenty Six Counties

Crawford -forgotten fields taken by the camera

  In an earlier post, I mentioned that I was undergoing an internship with the Irish Military Archive (IMA) to gain practical experience on an active Digital Humanities (DH) project. The DH project I am engaged with involves the development of a web-based resource for making available the Aer Corps Aerial Photographs and Vertical Negative collections online. The vertical negatives are aerial photographs of Ireland taken by the Irish Aer Corps from the 1930s to the 1980s, … Continue reading

Post 2: 3DR – Museum Case Study – Introduction

Early Bronze Age ceramic bowls for the 3D recording project. Image source: my camera/ Image is courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland who supported the project and provided access to the artefacts.

  In the first post of this series, I examined the benefits of 3D recording in the context of cultural heritage and briefly discussed photogrammetry as a feasible option to produce 3D models of cultural artefacts. This post will focus on an introduction to the first case study for the NUIM-AFF621: Remaking the Physical – 3D recording assignment. The module lecturer, Dr. Costas Papadopoulos, kindly organised for the MA students to attend the National Museum … Continue reading

Post 1: Introduction to 3D Recording and Photogrammetry


  This post is the first in a series of blog posts related to the 3D recording assignment for the AFF621: Remaking the Physical module in the MA for Digital Humanities (NUIM). An outline of the assignment was presented  in the opening post. In approaching the project, I thought it would be beneficial to provide an introduction to 3D recording and photogrammetry in the context of cultural heritage. Thus, this post will provide a … Continue reading