by Bernard K. Means, Director
As part of the Blogging Carnival being run by Doug Rocks-Macqueen in the run up to the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting next month in Austin, he has tasked us archaeology bloggers with the following questions:
Where are you/we going with blogging or would you it like to go? What are your goals for blogging?
And, for the first question, I’m not sure what direction I will be going at this point. This blog and the companion one at the Virtual Curation Museum have evolved and are evolving somewhat organically. I would like to make both blogs more interactive and more dynamic, particularly by adding 3D models that can be manipulated by the viewer, rather than simply offering a passive animation. The goal is to allow visitors to either site to contextualize and recontextualize the past and offer their own insights and interpretations–to be more reflexive. And, I plan to encourage my students working in the Virtual Curation Laboratory to make their own contributions to these two blogs, hopefully in creative ways that I can’t envision at present.