This museum display, a rune stone lit and animated with the story it contains, is an amazing digital production produced by a team from Denmark. In the presentation that I’m getting together, I argue for more of this kind of work to be done by archaeologists, but it’s pretty amazing when a well-funded team of artists and technicians get together to produce a piece of digital art that is informed by history. The digital chisel working its way across the stone was so much fun, and having the text spill out across the floor to make an interactive (though limited) interface was nothing short of inspired. I have to admit, part of me wishes that I could contribute my own little shadow puppets to the show.
Anyway, I thought I’d re-post, as it seems to have been missed by most of the major archaeology blogs and is related to a few points I’ve raised before.