make:2015 Coming soon!

make: is now in its sixth year, and we have another interesting series in the last stages of plan. Look out for announcements and come back here soon.

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make: 3D – An overview of Blender

Blender is a free, open source, cross platform tool that can be used for, amongst many other things, creating 3D models and animations. Rowan Wilson, from the OSWatch team here in IT Services, described the basic concepts that underlie 3D … Continue reading

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make: 3D – Ancient and modern animal anatomy modelling

Sam Giles’ research is in paleobiology; she spends time reconstructing the anatomy of fossilised animals many hundreds of millions of years old. To do this, Sam uses CT scanners to build the datasets that she turns into the 3D visualisations, … Continue reading

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make: 3D – The story of a map

Carl Wenczek teaches Illustrator, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape and Sketchup for the IT Learning Programme. However, his real job is as an architectural visualiser – he creates 3D models of existing or planned buildings and places them in photorealistic images and … Continue reading

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make: skills – A planning tool for researchers

John Miles is the Training Officer for Humanities Division. In a quiet interlude when he was without email for a week (!) John decided to put together a tool to help researchers track their skills development against the Vitae Researcher … Continue reading

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make: text and computer-assisted research in Humanities

The make: series is in its fifth year and each year we have had a talk from Gabor Toth and Peter Watson on their use of text encoding and analysis tools. Gabor’s specialist area was the encoding and analysis of … Continue reading

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make: art – Eastern Art online at the Ashmolean

Aruna Bhaugeerutty is the Project Manager for the Ashmolean Museum’s Eastern Art Online exhibition as part of the Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art. Aruna gave an overview of the development of the web site and some of … Continue reading

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make: music – Improve your digital music collection

Thaddeus Lipinski has been researching digital music formats and building a digital music library for several years. He shared his expertise on how to improve the sound quality of your music and how to digitise those precious record collections.  

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make: music — Improve your digital music collection

Digital music now soundtracks our lives and 2014 was recently hailed as the year of “High Resolution” music.  Thaddeus Lipinski has been researching digital music formats and building a digital music library for several years. Today, Thaddeus showed us how … Continue reading

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make: music. Creating music in ChucK

Steve Eyre is not only a teacher on the IT Learning Programme, he is also a PhD student at Oxford Brookes with music at the core of his research. Steve gave an overview and demonstration of the open source cross-platform … Continue reading

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