Let’s talk about DA!

“What’s wrong with talking about digital archaeology?” (Huggett, 2016) This was the question posed by Jeremy Huggett in a direct response to Andre Costopoulos’ opening editorial for Frontiers in Digital Archaeology Journal. “I want to stop talking about digital archeology. I want to continue doing archeology digitally”, was Costopoulos’ somewhat wearisome opening sentence. He continues, …

Heritage in the age of digital reproduction

Reproductions of ‘original’ works have always been with us. With the coming of mechanical reproduction such as print and photography, however, the notion that a copy can somehow affect the status of the original was first postulated by Walter Benjamin in 1936 (II) . “Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is …

3D Representations of Cultural Heritage & Copyright

The emergent technologies of three-dimensional scanning and printing have become more than visualisation aids in recent years and are fast developing into powerful analysis techniques capable of directing new research avenues. Yet the visual appeal and accessibility of these technologies has also allowed cultural institutions to disseminate knowledge and encourage public engagement in cultural heritage …