Virtual Valdivia – Official Launch

My project, Virtual Valdivia, is an online repository of ceramics pertaining to the Valdivia culture (ca. 4400-1450 BC) of coastal Ecuador. The project developed as outgrowth of my dissertation research, which examined variation in ceramic assemblages at multiple...

Ready to Launch

As we approach the second week of the Institute and the official launch of our projects, my main emotion is amazement that I actually managed to put together something close to what I intended. I started off pretty much as a complete novice about digital methods. The...

Winning (aka, Eric Kansa is my god)

My last post had a fairly depressing tone, as I struggled to figure out how to take my spreadsheet data and create a framework to allow people to access it. I’d had my eye on the data organization structure of Open Context since I first heard about it at the...

Failing

Shawn Graham has said multiple times that his approach to digital projects can be characterized as “failing in public”. This is me failing. This project has its roots in my dissertation, in which I standardized information from multiple sites in order to analyze...

Virtual Valdivia Website

In my last project update I think my overall tone was frustration and fear. Frustration because the resources that I thought I’d have institutionally weren’t forthcoming, and fear because of having to deal with the technology in a more tangible way. I’wn Gppy to / s=s