Our webinar series was designed to provide a technical and methodological foundation for potential peer reviewers less familiar with the technologies and issues involved in 3D model production and digital information visualization. Our first webinar was held on the 14th October 2013, and brought together a variety of researchers, scholars and students in archaeology. Links to the sample digital content and audio recordings of the discussion are available below. The second webinar was held in 2014.
This webinar series was open to anyone with a .edu or .gov email address, or documented affiliation with a cultural heritage institution, press, publishing house or journal. You could sign up to participate in a webinar using the contact form on this site. Individuals were asked to include a brief explanation of your background and current involvement in peer review, digital humanities/social sciences, academic publishing, archaeology or heritage management.
During the first webinar we discussed a number of points raised through out initial survey. We then looked an example of how we might integrate narrative text, describing basic evidence about stratigraphic relationships, with a Unity scene containing the models and links to the data which support the narrative. You can interact with the sample digital content we discussed during the webinar here or watch the video, below.
During the second webinar we focused on user interface design and discussed what can be learned from gaming. Dr. David Frederick (University of Arkansas) presented together with Taylor G. Yust, Kjartan Kennedy, and Tyler Johnson, students at the University of Arkansas.
The webinar covered three topics.
Listen to the audio recording.
Download the slides.