This Week’s Dirt: 9/14-9/21

This Week’s Dirt: 9/14-9/21

Sorry for the delays with the Weekly Dirt…I typically think “sure, something weekly shouldn’t be difficult”, but then a Friday ends up being a travel day, or it slips my mind, or whatever. At any rate, this will cover a little bit of the last three weeks, which for me included a trip back to […]

Digital Archaeology and Public Engagement: Considering your Audience

Digital Archaeology and Public Engagement: Considering your Audience

When I sat down to begin designing and implementing the digital heritage project for my dissertation research, “All of Us Would Walk Together”, there were a number of things that I had to take into consideration about design and the way we were going to communicate the content. I wanted the site to look snazzy, […]

The Last XXIV Hours: A Digital Take on The Last Days in Pompeii

The Last XXIV Hours: A Digital Take on The Last Days in Pompeii

Today marks the anniversary of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, which erupted on August 24th, 79 AD. The eruption resulted in the rarest of archaeological resources: the entire city of Pompeii, smothered in volcanic ash, was frozen in that moment. The site itself is absolutely breathtaking, and it has provided archaeologists with countless […]

“We All Walked Together”: A Digital Project

“We All Walked Together”: A Digital Project

Last month, I received a phone call from the Director of Historic St. Mary’s City, Regina Faden, wondering if I’d be interested in completing a digital project for my dissertation research, since the National Trust for Historic Preservation was interested in providing modest funds for the project to be completed. Having wanted to build such […]

The Arqball Spin: 3D for Everybody (and Every Archaeologist?)

The Arqball Spin: 3D for Everybody (and Every Archaeologist?)

This week, I received a surprising tweet from a company called Arqball, located in Charlottesville, VA. A small startup who’s focus is on creating “3D for Everybody”, they recently launched an iPhone app called Arqball Spin. The app creates “spins”, or 3D captures of objects. These images are small, easy to share, and embed-able. They […]

DigVentures: A New, Social, and Digital Way to Dig

DigVentures: A New, Social, and Digital Way to Dig

Over the past year, archaeologists have begun to tap into a new type of fundraising for their projects: micro or crowdfunding. A phenomenon that was popularized here in the states by the Obama campaign in 2008 and then brought to our cell phones by the Haiti disaster and Red Cross, it has been brought to anyone who […]

Using Buffer for your Org’s Auto Posts

Using Buffer for your Org’s Auto Posts

Lately, I’ve noticed a number of online archaeology and history related databases beginning to use Twitter to auto-tweet whenever a new piece of data is added to their, er, base. Some of these include the Digital Archaeological Record (@DigArchRec), Looted Heritage (@LootedHeritage), and Archaeology Field Work (@archfieldwork). For the most part, I think this is […]

Welcome to my new site!

Welcome to my new site!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Digital Cultural Heritage, Dirt | 2 Comments

Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to build a new website. Lately I have been having a lot of issues with my online portfolio, which was housed at terrypbrock.com, and I have been frustrated with having my blog and my portfolio housed on different urls on different wordpress installations. With, hopefully, a  In looking […]

Get your Camera Ready: It’s the Year of the Picture

Get your Camera Ready: It’s the Year of the Picture

Each year, social media sites tend to all prioritize one element of technology. In a lot of ways it’s an effort to not be outdone, but often it is a response to the types of things users like to do. For example, Foursquare and Gowalla each came out around the same time, boasting check-in features, […]