PhD Research Diary


There has been a lot of talk about “Digital Archaeology” being “Public Archaeology” recently.  As part of my Methods class this semester, I wanted to put that assumption to the test and decided to analyse Twitter feeds on specific subjects against possible uptakes on other subjects.  In the last 365 days, the major archaeological event to occur has been the discovery and more importantly, confirmation of...

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TV Producing and Thesis Writing!


Posted By on Feb 27, 2013

Last week was spring break at Western, which gave me some time to get caught up with hunting down current literature for my thesis.  It also gave me a great break from driving between Toronto and London, generally in the weekly Friday snowstorms!  I had however, the opportunity to stop in at Sheridan College to give my yearly lecture on Producing and Business in Animation to the latest cohort of 3D animation students. I’ve...

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This post is going to start with a story.  In 1993, as a newbie field archaeologist, I had as most do, a horrible time differentiating between soil or root stains and post holes.  I can’t tell you how many post holes I mangled, much to the dissatisfaction of my field supervisor. Sweating every soil stain, I began to wonder if there was a way to visualize in 3D, what we assumed to be post holes to determine if they actually...

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After 2 years of coursework, I’m now getting down to the research portion of my PhD.  It’s been quite a journey since I first started my undergraduate in Archaeology and Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in 1989, but the ride has been great and I’ve learned a bunch along the way.  For the next couple of years, my PhD research is a culmination of over 20 years of commercial work, academic studies...

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