Friday, November 23, 2012

3D Printer Demos

One of these items is the real thing - the other has been printed on a ZPrinter (450 model) from Zcorp. Can you tell which is which? The bottle, complete with threads (and fitted cap) and colour label is the printed object.

This week we attended vendor demonstrations by Cimetrix Solutions and Agile Manufacturing for 3D printers as we prepare to purchase this equipment for SA Western. The equipment will be used to print a variety of archaeological materials in 3D, including artifacts scanned using SA's 3D digitizers. 3D printers are widely used in the worlds of manufacturing and prototyping, for everything from machine components to jewellery, to chocolate - even GIS data can be used to print 3D models of landscapes. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Digital Artifact Ecosystems: The "Internet of Things" in Archaeology

The video below features the paper "Digital Artifact Ecosystems: The "Internet of Things" in Archaeology" (Namir Ahmed, Michael Carter, Neal Ferris) presented by Western University MA student Namir Ahmed at the Digital Engagement in Archaeology conference this past week. The conference ran November 8th and 9th at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in London, England.

Other videos from the conference can be viewed at Doug's Archaeology blog. Thanks to Doug for posting these! To see conversations and chatter from the conference, check out the hashtag #digipubarch on Twitter.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Front entrance sign

We had our Sustainable Archaeology, Western, exterior sign erected today - now you'll know where to find us!