I’m really interested in how digital media and technology can be used to enhance interpretation – not using digital just for the sake of it, but making it work really hard to deliver something more. I spend some of my free time tinkering around with ideas to see what comes out…
Entry for the University of York and National Archives steampunk game jam, using a choose-your-own adventure style game to explore archival material and learn more about life in the Victorian era. With music composed, performed and produced by Beau Stocker (www.beaustocker.com) We won 3rd Prize, Yay!
Created for the LoCloud through Europeana competition ',My Local Heritage' - using open source material to explore local history and culture. I took a low-tech approach, using Powerpoint and converting to video. Most elements are Creative Commons combined with some of my own photos.
For my Masters dissertation I focused on using digital media and the internet to open up stored collections. I wanted to produce something more engaging than the traditional 'catalogue' approach. I designed a website that used a variety of media (images, video, audio and a 3D model) and linked to existing information on the internet to provide multiple contexts for each object.
Ok, so this was just a bit of fun - using dressing up clothes from the Shaping the Body exhibition at York Castle museum, a Creative Commons pic and open source software Pixlr. Info: Image: From a painting by John Vanderlyn. This excerpt by Mark B Schlemmer on Flickr. CCBY2.0 www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk Pixlr: www.pixlr.com