May of 2013 also brought with it the ridiculously awesome news that I had won Judge’s Choice in the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) Poster and Video Competition for work discussing my efforts to expand the use of laser scanning in the field on archaeological projects and point cloud visualizations to organize and disseminate cultural data.
Awards were based on deliberations in three categories: the poster, video, and responses to judge queries. I apparently managed to put out enough technoarchaeological sparkle in this lattermost category to wow the judges with my long winded and over animated diatribes on the future of a digital past, virtual authenticities and ethical conservation practices. It was all a bit of extreme excitement to win- and I definitely wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without my primary collaborator Vid Petrovic, and the help of our wonderful video editor David V. and the help of Calit2 sound recorder & editor Alex Matthews.
Check out the Video and Poster entry and the query/response with the judges on the National Science Foundation website.
(Banner image= Ashley M. Richter accepting her award from Richard Tankersley, Ph.D. Program Director, IGERT)