Profile: Bernard Frischer, Virtual Archaeologist

Dr. Bernard Frischer is a Professor in the School of Informatics, as well as director of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory and founding editor of the online journal Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. He has received many awards for his work in founding the field of Virtual Archaeology; most notably, he was the recipient of the first Pioneer Award of The International Society for Virtual Systems and Multimedia (2005) as well as the first recipient of the Tartessus … Read More

Curiosities from the Wright American Fiction Project

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For the last few months, I’ve been in the process of transforming and updating approximately 3000 TEI files from the Wright American Fiction Project as part of my work in IU’s Digital Collections Services. Excitingly, I’m almost finished with them! I have less than 50 files left to fix, which means I will soon be moving on to a new project. In the meantime, though, I’ve collected several interesting things for my ‘curiouser and curiouser’ tag. ^_^ Today I’ve been … Read More

Thoughts on the Perception of Pluto

In the world of the abstract, the world of the ideal, we would see things as they are, instead of as we perceive them. However, this is impossible – our brain is simply incapable of viewing things without attempts to simplify, to correlate, or to extrapolate. In many ways, this is to our advantage; in other ways, it hinders our attempts to understand the world around us. Neil de Grasse Tyson, in the recent series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, comments … Read More