In Part I of the course, students will be introduced to the tools and methods that they will use for the digitisation of the collection, including digital photography protocols, capturing and processing software, and online 3D repositories. Particular emphasis will be placed on the field of computational imaging; a field in computer science that studies the computational extraction of information from digital photographs that has democratised preservation and dissemination of heritage. They will also delve into different debates in the digitisation of material culture, including authenticity, reconstruction, transparency, and the aura of the digital.
In part II of this course, students will utilise the 3D artefacts created in Part I of this course to create an online collection and disseminate the research. Working in small teams, students will contribute to specific aspects of the final project based on their skills, expertise, and interests. This will include project management, content development, web design, creation of video content and audio narratives, technical integration, and social media. This course will explore, both theoretically and practically, the narrative being created in the design and presentation of artefacts while situating this collection within a conversation of other similar web-based artefacts, collections, and narratives.
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