Using storytelling to build a compelling digital exhibit

Using storytelling to build a compelling digital exhibit

There is something to be said about big data and the information we can gather about human behavior from the analysis of views and likes on web 2.0 sites, but trying to make sense of huge masses of data on the human scale can be quite an undertaking. The internet is a great place to share stories and archive knowledge, but curation and storytelling via a small collection of data can create an intimate experience in a sea of voices.

Media Processing: Folder Management = Better Workflow

Media Processing: Folder Management = Better Workflow

This simple folder structure is set up at the beginning of all projects we work on and it helps us to define our media processing workflow in order to produce results that meet the needs of clients and funding institutions for sustainable, archival, and accessible data.

It’s CoDA’s 5th Birthday

It’s CoDA’s 5th Birthday

Today is CoDA’s 5th Birthday! And it’s no April Fools. We put together this short slideshow with some of the personal memories we have managed to preserve over the last five years to thank everyone who has helped us along the way.

Archival 3D Photography through Photogrammetry [video]

Archival 3D Photography through Photogrammetry [video]

In this video tutorial, we are focusing on 3D photography or photogrammetry. We will delve into how it works, a bit of its history, show some practical examples and walk us through the process. Along the way, we will look at some of the gotchas and the essentials that you will need to get started. Part 1 of 2.

Plant Imaging on a Flatbed Scanner: Creating a digital herbarium

Plant Imaging on a Flatbed Scanner: Creating a digital herbarium

Now that digital recording techniques are more accessible and user-friendly, there are a wide-range of techniques that can be used to record images and information about plants including 2-dimensional images shot with a camera, or 3-dimensional laser scanning which is great for documentation but can be cost-prohibitive and often preserves data in proprietary formats, making this method more at-risk in the long term. A digital herbarium could be a nice addition to a community archive with traditional knowledge considerations.