bkmeans has written 145 posts for the Virtual Curation Laboratory

Brac to the Future, or My 3D Scanning Spring Break on Cayman Brac

by Bernard K. Means As the not-so-ominous winter storm skirted the Washington, D.C. area in the middle of March, it seemed a good time to reflect on where I spent most of my spring break (March 3 to March 8): Cayman Brac. Most days on Cayman Brac were on the windy side, with temperatures ranging from a … Continue reading

3D Scanning is a Mammoth Responsibility: Or, What Happens in Vegas Definitely Does not Need to Say in Vegas

by Bernard K. Means Two weeks ago at the time I began writing this, I was sitting in a hotel room at the California Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. I wasn’t in Vegas to gamble or see shows or even attend an anthropology convention (as was true the last time I was in Vegas). … Continue reading

Slavery and the African American Experience in Virginia from 1619–1861

by Bernard K. Means Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day in the U.S.–a federal holiday designed to acknowledge the legacy of the slain civil rights leader. It is the last MLK day of the nation’s first African American president, and it is also a day when noted civil rights leader John Lewis is … Continue reading