Posted Jul 9, 2018
So, I'm back here because of a mysterious e-mail sent by Noesis that I had a new private message from someone who wanted to tell me about his private webcam sessions.
I logged in to see whether h2g2 now has PMs. It does not. How odd!
But I'll take it as a sign that I'm meant to come back over here via the Dirk Gently method of navigation...
Preservation, not laziness!
Posted Apr 19, 2017
Greetings, fellow Researchers!
I'm bouncing around Europe again, now working on a PhD in Digital History and Heritage in Luxembourg. So now I have a great excuse not to update my woefully outdated Space, it's now a digital conservation area...
Note to self: buy more hamster food
Posted Mar 21, 2016
The hamsters seem to have eaten my login again, but thanks to the concerted efforts of Milla and PC, I have returned.
So now the question is: what do I work on first? Entries, illustrations, or dare I say it, smileys?
For science and old times' sake!
Posted Sep 10, 2015
Well, then. It seems to have been a while, again. I seem to have lost touch with many friends and old haunts over the course of a very chaotic first year as a research fellow
But now, I've somehow been talked into competing in a medieval-themed science slam this very weekend, no props allowed. And that sent me running back here, because after all, here is where I learned to write popular science with no pictures.
I'm going to be talking about how different methods of surveying/object acquisition work - LiDAR, laser scanning, photogrammetry - using different angels as stand-ins for high-tech gadgets, because I quite literally need a deus ex machina for this to work!
So hello, just passing through
Mosul - we will re-build!
Posted Mar 8, 2015
Right, if anyone's still reading this, we need your help.
I'm sure all of you have heard about the horrific things ISIS has been doing to humanity's cultural heritage in the name of religion - most prominently, the destruction of the museum in Mosul.
They sent a video message around the world. We want to send them a message back, to show all extremist groups that we will not allow them to use our history as leverage.
To that end, we (the other research fellows in my project and I) have decided to volunteer our time and expertise to virtually re-build the museum's collections and share them with everyone. Through the wonders of photogrammetry, we can make extremely accurate models (to sub-mm accuracy, with good data) just from existing photographs. But we need all the photos we can get, and we need people willing to help us process them.
So if you've been to Mosul, or know someone who's been to Mosul, or know people who can put us in touch with the right people, please let us know at http://projectmosul.itn-dch.net
This project is, of course, entirely non-profit and any data generated will be freely available to the public.
I know I haven't been around much lately, and working on this will mean I'll have even less time for hootoo, but I hope you'll help me spread the word anyway.