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

  • 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 …
  • Leiston Abbey: Digging and Drones with Dig Ventures
    Really excited to share a film Baxter and I have been working on over the course of the past year with Dig Ventures and English Heritage. Brendon at Dig Ventures approached us last year with a challen …
  • Grand Challenges for Digital Archaeology
    As part of the Blogging Archaeology Carnival run by Doug Rocks-Macqueen over at Doug’s Archaeology I’ve been invited to write a wee blog post addressing the theme of “Grand Challenges” for archaeology …
  • Broadlands Farm: Gaming and an Interactive Archive
    Right guys – it’s official, after a wee hiatus this year (have been unbelievably busy, all exciting stuff of course) I’m returning to blogging with full force! As most of you know, in the year or so s …
  • Learning to Engage with Digital Visualisations
    Originally posted on Designing Digital Engagements: The SERF project has been investigating hillforts in Strathearn, Perthshire since 2007.  We have now explored eleven sites and have dug trenches acr …