Digital Humanities Conference 2015 Useful Links

20150530_202646, Geoff barker, 2015

The following is a list of useful links culled from the first 500 DH2015 tweets. The #DH2015 abstracts 2015 Conference program @scott_bot: From the #dh2015 attendee list, roughly 50/50 men/women. (NOTE: not authors, attendees.) PDF list of attendees 5 free chapters from Facet Publishing to read for Digital Humanities 2015 A @neatline map (work in progress) … Continue reading Digital Humanities Conference 2015 Useful Links

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Progrockracy: scaling the pinnacles of prog rock

Last week a couple of friends and I met up with the hope that a liberal ingestion of alcohol would bring us a step closer to resolving a challenge we set earlier in the week. Each of us had been allocated 1Gb of data to load with 'PROG-ROCK' tunes that would best describe the history and continued … Continue reading Progrockracy: scaling the pinnacles of prog rock

DIY Virtual Reality: Google Cardboard Android phone & C19th Stereoviewer

I was playing around with Google Cardboard yesterday and after making up a viewer using Google's cardboard template and some Daiso lenses I had a flash of inspiration. Some years back I was avidly collecting stereo photographs (the nineteenth century equivalent of Virtual reality and hugely popular in the 1850s) and had purchased a couple … Continue reading DIY Virtual Reality: Google Cardboard Android phone & C19th Stereoviewer

Chronometers – timekeeping, longitude & latitude

John Harrison's Marine Chronometers , http://vimeo.com/67741035The invention of a marine clock (chronometer) which could be used to accurately measure longitude was arguably the most significant development in maritime navigation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Before their invention ships had great difficulty finding their way from one port to another. Fog, bad weather, and inaccurate charts … Continue reading Chronometers – timekeeping, longitude & latitude

Museum Exhibitions – some new approaches

Castle Hill Stores, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, photo by Geoff Barker, 2009  Given the current level of interest within the museum surrounding exhibition development I thought it could be an opportune time to blog about this vital area of museum work and look at how some museums have been approaching the issue. One of … Continue reading Museum Exhibitions – some new approaches

Australian Photogrpahy – Freeman Brothers Sydney

Unidentified man, from collodion negative, Freeman Brothers Studio, 1871-1880, Powerhouse Museum, H8504-22 Over the last couple of months I have been working on a previously uncatalogued collection of large format, 50.8 cm x 44.5 cm, glass plate negatives donated to thePowerhouse Museum in 1969. The 28 collodion portraits were found in a chest in our stores at … Continue reading Australian Photogrpahy – Freeman Brothers Sydney