Welcome to my world and the start of my vision! I am currently in the Anthropology Graduate Program at Georgia State University researching visualization technologies in archaeology as a Student Innovation Fellow. I envision a world where accurate and thoughtful anthropological, archaeological, and historic information is widely available to the public. With this goal of disseminating archaeological and anthropological methods and thought to as many as possible (as well as a childhood obsession with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Holodeck), I have been working through my graduate research with the goal of developing experiential learning platforms to digitally reconstruct other places and cultures from the past, reviving them to educate us in the present.
My archaeological journeys have taken me all over the Southeastern US, and my current adventure rests in the mangrove forests of the Yucatán with laser scanning and photogrammetry during the 2016-2018 field seasons. This research trip will provide the data to produce my first full scale reconstruction of an archaeological site for VR and an on-site reconstructive application in AR. Additionally, I am currently codeveloping a program with the CURVE Center in the GSU Library to educate students on how to take archaeological objects within the Phoenix Collection from the image capture phase through digitalization and 3D printing.
In April of 2016, I was fortunate enough to join The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte (far right in photo), and the TWiT Podcast team to be the first person to live-demo their Oculus Rift. The experience deeply resonated with me, and with the help my fiancée, GitHub’s Tommy Byrd (far left in photo), I knew that our powers combined could help me bring my vision to ‘reality’.
Working with institutions to craft programs for learning visualization skills, such as image capture, 3D modeling, and digital curation
In-field archaeological site capture and reconstruction, artifact digitalization, and VR/AR experience development
A commitment to bring this technology and these experiences to as many people as possible with a strong foundation in anthropological praxis
I enjoy collaborative problem-solving. If you are working on simiar projects, let me know!I will be available for freelance work starting in the Summer of 2018.Tell me about your project
Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again.
The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.
I started out in anthropology, so to me how society works, how people put themselves together and make things work, has always been a big interest.