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Overviews - themes
Critical Studies in New Media - why we should all be interested in the politics of digital technology
Collaboration and cocreation - labs and studios, research networks, and building bridges across disciplines to a bigger picture that can help us all understand what we might do in response to matters of common human concern
Archaeography - archaeological photography, text, image, historiography - how are we to make history on the basis of archaeological fragments?
Art and archaeology - exploring the archaeological imagination
Chorography - regenerating that old genre of regional writing on the land
Traumwerk - archaeological thinking in the new media of Web 2.0 participatory software
Archaeological studies - from prehistory to contemporary beer can design
Practice as research - experiments beyond critique and commentary
The idea of a Humanities Lab - why a Humanist works in a "lab"
Critical theory - asking awkward questions of modernity's fascination with the archaeological
Deep-mapping - archaeologies of the contemporary past
Stanford d.school - a vision of the future
Metamedia - my lab in Stanford Archaeology Center - archaeological research in design history and media materialities
Stanford Department of Classics - my home department
Stanford Humanities Lab - transdisciplinary experiments - animating cultural archives, building the big picture (based on in-depth expertise), enabling collaborative co-creation in the new humanities - I directed SHL with Jeffrey Schnapp and Henry Lowood until it evolved into separate projects
Critical Studies in New Media - Stanford's research workshop in new media - currently on sabbatical
The Revs Program at Stanford - the archaeology of car culture where the museum becomes design studio - launched April 2011
Stanford Strategy Studio - great conversations that make a difference - the arts and humanities applied to matters of common and pressing human concern
Ceramics - the materiality of a medium - multidisciplinary and experimental research into ceramics - with Ian Hodder, Gail Mahood, Jody Maxmin - from January 2008 and supported by Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities and Stanford Archaeology Center.
Life-Squared - the future of the museum explored as we revisited with artist Lynn Hershman a hotel room in 1972 and built an archival experience in a virtual world - [link] - part of the Presence Project and funded by the Langlois Foundation June 2006 - July 2007
Behind the locked door - an excavation of the storerooms of Stanford's Cantor Arts Center - April 2007 - March 2008
Co-creating cultural heritage - enabling people to build their own history and heritage using participatory software - funded by the Wallenberg Global Learning Network 2006-2007
Behind the locked door - an exploration of the storerooms of Stanford's Cantor Arts Center - 2007-2008
Burtynsky at Stanford - an interactive web site accompanying the exhibition at Stanford in the summer of 2005 of the work of this great photographer - currently archived (but see http://archaeolographer.com for a gallery)
Mobile Media 2015 when archaeology met car design - an ethnography-oriented foresight model of material culture in the vehicle interior of 2015 - June 2005 - February 2006. Funded by Daimler Chrysler.
43 relics - dumpster diving - 2006.
The locked door: San José 2004 - a forensic portfolio.
Brith Gof - a theatre company - I have worked with this site specific performance company since 1993 - we have started an experiment in participatory media to (re)generate the company's history.
The Three Landscapes Project - Stanford 2000 - when Cliff McLucas Brith Gof, Dorian Llywelyn (theologian) and Michael Shanks home explored the nature of place and landscape in Wales, California and Sicily.
Main current writing projects
Fieldwork and archaeological practice
The Revs Program at Stanford automotive archaeology and the application of connoisseurship to automobility
A chorography of central Greece - with Chris Witmore, wound up in 2008.
Mobile media 2015 - research in media and car futures with Daimler Chrysler.
Sicily - Monte Polizzo - excavating a hilltop site - an arrested fieldwork project 1998-2000.
The early Greek city state - researching the design of the Greek polis - 1988-1999. My biggest project to date.
Beer cans - understanding design - in 1983 - a project in material culture studies (as it became called).
Neolithic bones - archaeologies of the body in prehistoric Europe - 1979-1987 - this began as my undergraduate dissertation.
I also spent a couple of years at the beginning of my career (1980-1981) digging Roman and medieval sites in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, as part of the urban redevelopment of the city.