SCIENCE WEEK 2017 AT DUBLINIA: From the Shovel to the Microscope
Science Week Ireland, coordinated by Science Foundation Ireland, will take place from the 12th to the 19th of November and once again Dublinia is taking part. It will be running over two consecutive weekends, the 11th/12th and 18th/19th of November from 11am to 4pm each day. Use this link for more details.
Dr Costas Papadopoulos, a Lecturer in Digital Heritage specialising in prehistoric archaeology and computational methods, and Fionndwyfar Colton, a PhD candidate researching Irish rock art, from Maynooth University’s Digital Humanities Centre, will discuss the role of digital tools and methods in deciphering the past and making cultural heritage accessible. They will focus on two methods: Reflectance Transformation Imaging, a technique based on digital images and raking light to enhance subtle surface details and reveal surface features not visible by naked eye; and, 3D printing, a powerful method for replicating cultural heritage artefacts, thus providing access, enabling tactile and multisensorial engagements with material culture, as well as serving conservation and preservation needs. Using case studies from Ireland and beyond, the demonstrators will showcase the two methods, letting visitors get a glimpse into facets of lives and objects of the past.