Posted by: archaeoikon | October 10, 2009

From the field….

I am currently back to university doing some graduate work  on the uses  of so called “screen media” in archaeological interpretation.   My interests are actually a little broader than this, but focusing on archaeology for now is a useful discipline, and on my course, the definition of archaeology is extremely broad, taking in the study of contemporary material culture as well as the specific materialities of  more traditional archaeological cultures. This experience  involves dipping back into some familiar things for me,  such as getting re-involved in archaeology at all  after having been largely out of it for many years, but also some vey new things- learning some of the problems in technical production of screen media- more complex forms of film editing and other such skills, beginning to think more formally about directing and producing film, and less about personal interpretation which has been my focus for the past few years. While doing this MA, I need to look critically at using screen media as a resource for cultural  and heritage interpretation and I will be visiting, or revisiting many real world and virtual sites that do this.  In this blog I plan to discuss what I am finding.

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