Posts by mcarter


Longhouse 3.5.9

Longhouse 3.5.9


Posted By on Aug 23, 2016

It has been a bit since my last post.  In that time I have been writing my dissertation and conducting interviews on how archaeologists react to immersive and non-immersive representations of virtual archaeological data. It’s been a year since we started Lh3.x and in that time technology as always has eclipsed the originally intended platform. Lh3.x was built using Autodesk Maya built assets imported into Unity 4.5-5 and then...

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Longhouse 3.5.8

Longhouse 3.5.8


Posted By on Feb 5, 2016

Power, Authority and the Virtual Image! This eight-month journey has been an exploration of virtual archaeology through research, production and knowledge mobilization. As Ingold would point out, both virtually and theoretically we have made course corrections or wayfaring points (2011) throughout the process that have been reflective of cultural historical norms, technological advances, production sensibilities and participant...

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My third draft PhD Proposal


Posted By on Jan 5, 2016

**Update this is the approved version!** Happy New Year everyone!  After reading a tonne over the holidays and in the hopes that I’m “third time lucky” here is my third draft of my PhD research proposal.  In comparison, my first draft can be viewed here and my second draft here. It’s my additional hope that for future graduate students, some measure of writing progression can be demonstrated by comparing all...

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Longhouse 3.5.7

Longhouse 3.5.7


Posted By on Dec 2, 2015

Today’s post is really a brain dump of the last four weeks of virtual archaeology theoretical reading I’ve been doing and the practical application of the Lh3.x project. The project itself is going along swimmingly but into the tough phase of honing down the assets so users can run through the experience in real time and with a variety of machine speeds.  Although “polygon count” is always an issue with...

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This post is a reprint of a 2011 Theoretical Archaeology paper I wrote in my first year of PhD studies.  Recently I was challenged by my supervisory committee to point to a theoretical framework that I would use for my PhD research and in those notes was a comment about Tim Ingold’s book Being Alive which we read extensively. In the four years since that course, I had completely forgotten about Ingold, although his books always...

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