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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…

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…

Part 1: #Archaeogaming, an idea and a bot.

This blog post is the first in a short series about the @archaeogameideabot (which is comprised of a crowd-sourcing thing on top of a generator which spits ideas…

A brief note on archaeology and video-games: UoY plays Farcry Primal on Twitch

This blog post will be a quick (and resoundingly enthusiastic) discussion of the recent “University of York plays Farcry Primal” in relation to some of the key trends…