Category Archives: pedagogy

AR thoughts & questions from a lecturer’s perspective

On Friday 7th December Team SCARLET visited the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) to give a workshop on augmented reality. The following thoughts and questions in this blog post are taken from the notes of one of the attendees to the workshop, Rebecca Skeels, Pathway Leader in Jewellery & Metalwork: Three Dimensional Design, School of … Read more

SCARLET+ ‘What has it got in its Pockets-es?’ – introducing Augmented Reality to students without getting them lost in the dark.

I have to report that my first attempt to introduce the ‘Voices In Your Pocket’ app. to University of Sussex students was less than a roaring success. At the end of November I packed an archive box with three iPads and folders containing print-outs of the trigger image and basic how-to-instructions and took it into … Read more

The SCARLET Project with First Year Undergraduates

As part of the on-going development of SCARLET, beyond the pilot course, “The Book and Its Body”, a group of Dr. Guyda Armstrong’s first-year students in ITAL10300, “Contemporary Italian Culture” were asked to participate in a focus group on 26 April 2012.  As with the pilot course, Matt Ramirez demonstrated the app to the students … Read more

Scarlet Dissemination Workshop

John Hodgson, Jo Lambert and Matt Ramirez recently hosted a workshop at the John Rylands Library to demonstrate the Scarlet augmented reality project to archivists and librarians from other institutions in the region (though Alison Cullingford will no doubt wish us to point out that Bradford is firmly in Yorkshire!). Our guests were treated to a sneak preview of … Read more

Reflecting, learning, anticipating

It’s a new year and traditionally time for looking forward, and not for looking back. For the SCARLET project we’re just over half way through and it is therefore a perfect time to reflect on the activity undertaken so far, and the lessons learned to date. This blog post is my opportunity, as project director, … Read more

Bringing ancient Greek papyri to life through AR

The Rylands papyri collection is one of the most important of the world, and constitutes an immense occasion for a papyrologist and ancient historian. It is an immense resource for both research and teaching. Of the about 2,000 Greek and Latin papyri in the collection, 700 have been restored, framed, catalogued and published, but many … Read more