Today the Chris' interview Jack Barry, a Mayan archaeologist that has used LIDAR extensively on Mayan sites in Belize. He's used other remote sensing techniques as well. We talk about all these and more on today's episode.
On today's episode, Chris and Chris (Webby and Boone) talk to Bernard Means, the Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University. Bernard tells us how to get scanning and printing on our field projects and we talk about how good the prints are versus just collecting the artifact or taking good photos.
On today's episode, Chris and I try to find, and fail, a GIS app for mobile that actually does what we want it to do. If you know if a GIS app that does what we want it to do, let us know!
Steve Fowler, of the mobile and wearable technology development firm, Interapt, chats with Chris and Chris about augmented and virtual reality technologies, and what they mean for the future of archaeology. Steve breaks down the difference between augmented and virtual reality, and lays out the status of front-running products in these technologies. We talk about the current state of technology in the sciences, and where we see these products steering the ways in which fieldwork is conducted and presented.
Some of the questions we explore in this episode:
- How can visualization technology improve fieldwork?
- How can these technologies improve outreach and engagement?
- How can technology add value to archaeology, and increase return on investment for stakeholders (taxpayers and clients)?
App of the day:
- Chris Webster: Layar
- Steve Fowler: Slack
"Slack's $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce"
- Chris Sims: TopoMaps
Contact the Hosts:
Chris Webster - @archeowebby
Chris Sims - @godigahole
Steve Fowler - @sfowlermobile
We've resurrected the ArchaeoTech Podcast with a couple new hosts and some new priorities. On today's show, Chris Webster and Chris Sims will talk about some field power options that they've actually tried out. They'll end the show with a new segment that will highlight one each of their favorite apps. We hope you enjoy the new format and send us any comments, good or bad, through this page or by using the contact form on the right.