CIGOL – A Boardgame About Archaeology-ing The Digital

Guest post by John Aycock How is archaeology related to computer security? In computer security, an important skill when analyzing malicious software is the ability to reverse engineer…

@archaeoventure – an experiment in collaborative gameplay

A few weeks back I decided I did not have nearly enough to do (the lies I tell myself), and thus began a new side project that aimed…

Get Drawn: 18th March 2017

  Spent all day drawing my new illustrations for my thesis Wrote a bunch of emails to catch up on work that I have neglected. Started prepping for…

Get Drawn: 17th March 2017

  Tabitha gave an amazing talk about agent based modelling which drew on hydrology and the emergency of hierachy. I was HOOKED. Don passed his viva and we…

Get Drawn: 16th March 2017

So I’m trying to work on a new drawing style as part of my PhD. As part of this I will be practicing by drawing things in my…

Skyrim Academia

  So I recently have fallen back in love with Skyrim and subsequently have spent 40+ hours in the last two weeks riding round on OG Shadowmere doing…

The Past is a Word I Can’t Spell

INTRO I love making stuff, especially stuff that bends the rules of what we think of as archaeology, design or games. Recently a really awesome mini-jam caught my…

Hello blog-ness my old friend. I’ve come to talk through you again

So. It has been awhile since I have posted anything here. Over six months to be exact. I have a handful of excuses that I could pull out…

Day 1: Dispatches from Çatalhöyük

Life is always full of unexpected events. Today’s unscheduled appearance occurred in the form of a broken bag zipper moments before my scheduled ride to the airport. 10…

Interactive Pasts: A Thank-You Letter to VALUE

Warning: This piece is way more personal and mushy than my usual writing, and I went backwards and forwards as to whether I should post it up before eventually…