Images to watch the universe by….

IMG_1969There are accompanying images to the paper on the De luce  which are available on Youtube. They are quite mesmeric, and form something of the basis for the 3D Visualisation, which is to come this year (and we are looking forward to that very much indeed). On that score Nick Holliman from the University of York is designing and building the visualisation (we have a building and manuscript photo shoot coming up in Durham over the next few months) gave a talk on February 18th on ‘Computational methods for binocular 3D visualisation’ to the Centre for Digital Heritage, University of York which included a showing of the current draft of the 3D film ” The Medieval Cosmos”. More to come…

 

Workshop 2: Medieval Science and the Modern Curriculum – Part 2

dmrt4One of the bedrock principles of the Durham Grosseteste Project is the activity of collaborative reading. It sounds simple, and it many respects it is, but sitting together, to read through a text, slowly and thoughtfully, creates the environment in which exciting and imaginative ideas for research take shape and evolve. All present are able to askquestions or to ask for explanation, and we have run these sessions as openly as possible, with a wide range of observers and participants from across Durham and other institutions, along with the core team. Continue reading

New Season, Updates and Events

After the intellectual delights of Porto, we have been busy, variously, on developing the strands of the Durham Grosseteste project. Work on the De luce edition, translation and multi-disciplinary volume is well advanced, and there are other publication projects in the pipe-line, which we’ll post separately on. The main work of the summer has been on the 3D Visualisation project. We now have a draft, a script, voiceovers recorded and arranged from Sally Hodgkiss and Sir Thomas Allen; Nick and Adam have put a huge amount of effort into the 3D rendering, which has been instrumental in evolving a collaborative basis for the film. Continue reading