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Matt Davies

Matt Davies

DTH Manager, Digital Transformations Hub, Humanities Building

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3D digitisation: the University of Nottingham Museum photogrammetry project

Photogrammetry is a method of creating a digital 3D version of an object (or space) by capturing multiple overlapping photographs of it from every angle then running the photos through software to produce a 3D version.  The artefact used in these illustrations is: Roman Face pot from Margidunum, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, University of Nottingham Museum collection. …

Virtual Volunteering: The DTH Marketing project 2020-21 by Ciara Murphy

In today’s blog DTH volunteer Ciara Murphy, a second-year Classical Civilisation student, shares some of the challenges and successes of virtual volunteering for the DTH. Each year the DTH takes on a group of around 20 students from the faculty of arts, to volunteer in the Hub and to work on exciting, real world projects. …

DTH Spotlight: Musicality by Harriot Smith

This week DTH volunteer and third year English student Harriot Smith looks at the way in which technology has aided the University’s Musicality group. For many societies this academic year, Covid-19 has prevented the way in which they are usually structured, especially the in-person interactions that members would ordinarily have with one another. Luckily for …

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One Heritage and Black History Month by Naomi Akintola

When the University of Nottingham’s One Heritage group approached DTH to borrow some equipment for an art exhibition we were keen to help out and find out more so we sent new DTH student volunteer Naomi Akintola along as our roving reporter! Naomi is a third year Archaeology and Classical Civilisations student and will be …

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A Year in the DTH Marketing Project by Maria Benedetto Mozo

Over the past year I have volunteered at the Digital Transformation Hub (DTH) on the Digital Marketing project. We are a small group of undergraduate students who run the DTH’s social media and promote the Hub’s resources. Shifts are two hours every week and can be chosen to fit your timetable – so there is …

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Scan and edit documents and images with handheld devices

Yesterday the DTH team were pleased to launch our new SharePoint page for University of Nottingham staff and students. As well as keeping everyone up to date on DTH workshops and events, the page provides ‘How do I…’ guides on scanning, editing documents and images, how to OCR documents, creating digital video and audio, and beginners …

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The Glitch; a visit to Ryan Heath’s The Thinning

Matt Davies responds to a visit to the opening night of DTH Leonardo Fellow Ryan Heath’s ‘The Thinning’ at Broadway Gallery, December 6th December – 14th December, 2019. It’s a dark, damp December evening in Nottingham. The bars haven’t got going yet but the shops have closed and the office workers have all gone home …

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The Hennessy Digitisation Project by Emily Parker

This week DTH Student Volunteer and History undergraduate Emily Parker tells us about her experiences working on our Hennessy Digitisation project. This project will be running again 2019 – 20, along with several new projects. If you are a Faculty of Arts student at the University of Nottingham and would like to find out more …

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Navigating the world of VR & 3D: Aja’s Virtual Reality Experience – Project Overview by Alice Stapleton

Since early 2018, DTH’s Leonardo Fellow, recording and performance artist Aja Ireland has been working to create a virtual reality experience with a team of Nottingham based artists, DTH staff and student volunteers. Aja isn’t afraid to push the limits, creating music and live performances that she describes as ‘Experimental Rhythmic Noise’.  This project has …

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Closing the Loop by Dr Natasha Harlow

This week The University of Nottingham Classics and Archaeology department’s Dr Natasha Harlow writes about a fascinating project that she has been working on and which DTH has been very pleased to support with digital capture and display equipment.  Closing the Loop showcases research into archaeological small finds from Iron Age and Roman East Anglia …

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