I run an informal research blog over at Digital Dirt Virtual Pasts.

  • NEoN at the Abandon Normal Devices Festival
    Baxter and I are gearing up to make the long drive down to the Castleton in the Peak District for the start of the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival which promises to be rife with “vertical advent …
  • TIPC@Work: A Trip to Leiden
    Last week I made the journey over to the Netherlands to participate in a two day workshop organised by the VALUE research group who are based at the University of Leiden, just outside Amsterdam. TIPC@ …
  • Adventures in Alaska
    Last week I returned home after spending just shy of a month working in Quinhagak, Alaska excavating a pre-contact Yup’ik sod house at Nunalleq. I’d known about this dig for a number of years, after D …
  • Revisiting Rhynie
    This year has all been a bit mad working between the university in Dundee and keeping up the freelance heritage work at the same time. So inevitably sharing all the work I’ve been doing has been the l …
  • SERF Digital: Gearing up for Going Online
    UPDATE: The app is now online and you can explore it via the links on this page! Last week Tessa and I headed through to Edinburgh to give a talk about our work on the Serf Digital project at Historic …
  • Some Thoughts on Gaming and Interaction in Archaeology
    A week or so ago I travelled down from Dundee to York to do some structured light scanning of an artefact for a heritage company and while I was there I took the opportunity to catch up with the brill …
  • Searching for Somethings: A Return to the Lake District
    For some time now I’ve been itching to get my head back into my own research, but between working in the 3DVisLab most of the week and freelance on client-led projects the rest it can be tricky findin …
  • Reflections on Celts
    “Reflections on Celts is a partnership tour between National Museums Scotland and the British Museum featuring two Iron Age mirrors, which tell very different stories, and help us to understand the re …
  • Introducing the “Award Winning” Kieran Baxter
    Last week Kieran and I travelled down to London to attend the AHRC Research in Film Awards which was hosted at the BAFTA Theatre in Piccadilly where Kieran’s Caterthuns film won in the Doctoral Award …
  • A Foray into 3D Printing
    Now and again a project comes up that challenges me to explore a new technique or technology for the first time. One such job came across my desk recently which I thought was certainly worth a wee blo …