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Google funds project investigating the geography of the ancient world

A University of Southampton led project, exploring how people of antiquity viewed the geography of the ancient world, has been backed by $50,000 of funding from Google, Inc. via its Digital Humanities Awards Program. Google Ancient Places (GAP) is developing a Web application which allows users to choose a classical text or book (500BC – 500AD) and then search for references to ancient places within it, presenting the results in a user-friendly interface. Continue reading →

A free event – #SxSC gathering

Come and meet some great people with interests in the creative industries and digital media. Geek out, talk, hear some great speakers, music, beer – FREE. If the weather is nice you can even sit outside in the patio area. What is SxSC? SxSC is an ad hoc informal gathering aimed at people in the creative industries/digital media who want to share their knowledge and learn about new developments. Continue reading →

The human factors in innovation and making choices

Current issues in Digital Economy research were discussed as part of the University of Southampton’s Multidisciplinary Research Week initiative. Dr Lorraine Warren and Dr Luke Greenacre from the Southampton Management School presented their work to an audience which included some members of the public who were interested in finding out more about the work of our University Strategic Research Group. Continue reading →

Workshop on 3D Heritage on the mobile web – Part Three

‘Mobile Heritage applications: the case of the Gorafe Dolmens’ by Jon Arambarri, VirtualWare and Jaime Kaminski, University of Brighton Jon gave a short presentation on the VirtualWare services on virtual and augmented reality applications. (for more information go to www.virtualware.es) This presentation considered how a mobile app has been used to augment a wider strategy of providing visitor information about the archaeological landscape in the region of Gorafe, Spain. Continue reading →

Workshop on 3D Heritage on the mobile web – Part Two

‘Use and discoverability of 3d in the context of Europeana’ by Jan Molendijk, Europeana Foundation Jan talked about Europeana, the discoverability service for Europe’s digital heritage objects (http://www.europeana.eu/portal/) and the links with 3D-COFORM. Also, he pointed out that ‘The New Renaissance’ report (2011) recommends ‘the reinforcement of Europeana as the reference point for European culture on-line. Continue reading →

Workshop on 3D Heritage on the mobile web – Part One

The workshop took place on the 7th of February at the University of Brighton and was organised as part of the 3D services on the Mobile Web project by members of the 3D-COFORM. This research project is funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and aims ‘to establish 3D documentation as an affordable, practical and effective mechanism for long term documentation of tangible cultural heritage’. Continue reading →