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Appendix 1: Author biographies#

Tony Austin is the Technical Manager for the Archaeology Data Service. Tony is responsible for the development of ADS hardware and software systems. He is also responsible for the archiving of digital resources for the ADS collections and for developing the on-line user interface to these resources.

Rachael Beach is now based at Oxford Brookes University and was formerly a researcher with the Networked Virtual Reality Centre at the University of Teesside. She was involved in running the Building Babel II workshop and has been responsible for supporting creative 3-D computing in the Art and Design Community.

Aaron Bergstrom is the Multimedia and Digitizing Manager at the Archaeology Technologies Laboratory of North Dakota State University. He is a 3-D artist and programmer who is responsible for developing the DANA 3D multimedia viewers for the Archaeology Technologies Laboratory.

Sally Exon was Computing Research Officer at the University of Birmingham's Field Archaeology Unit where she was involved in developing the Virtual Wroxeter Roman Fortress. She continues to work in computing at the University.

Marc Fabri is an Associate Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University where he is a member of the Intelligent Systems and Learning Environments Research Group.

Kate Fernie is a Research Officer with the Archaeology Data Service. She came to the ADS on secondment from English Heritage with experience of working with historic environment information systems and of writing and editing technical literature.

Michael Gerhard is an Associate Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University where he is a member of the Intelligent Systems and Learning Environments Research Group. He has been involved in the project to develop CyberAxis – the collaborative virtual community for British Art.

Catherine Grout is the Multimedia Collections Manager for the Joint Information Systems Committee and was formerly the Manager of the Visual Arts Data Service.

Stuart Jeffrey is a research student at the University of Glasgow with research interests in 3-D scanning and visualisation of the historic environment.

Mike Pringle works for English Heritage in an advisory role in matters relating to the Internet and New Media technologies. He came to English Heritage, after studying for his PhD at the Department of Informatics and Simulation at the Royal Military College of Science, to develop PastScape – a virtual reality interface to heritage information.

Julian Richards is Director of the Archaeology Data Service. He is a specialist in the archaeology of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England and a leading expert on computer applications in archaeology.

Damian Robinson is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Roman Archaeology at the University of Bradford. He formerly worked for the Archaeology Data Service as Collections Development Manager, where he researched issues surrounding digital preservation and publication of archaeological data.

Nick Ryan is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Kent and his research interests include visualisation of ancient environments and documenting virtual reality. He developed the multimedia presentation 'Quest for Canterbury's lost Roman Museum' for Canterbury Museums.

Melissa Terras is based at the Department of Engineering Science and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford University. She has a research interest in the use of 3-D virtual environments in museum education.

Case Study Authors

Kate Allen studied at the Exeter College of Art and Design, at the Akademie van Beeldande Kunsten in Rotterdam and at the Chelsea School of Art, London where she completed her MA in Sculpture. In 1988 Kate was awarded a fellowship in sculpture at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology. This was followed in 1990 by a scholarship in sculpture at the British School in Rome. In 1996 Kate registered as a PhD research student at Wolverhampton University to investigate the relationship between 'virtual' and 'real' sculpture and was awarded her doctorate in June 2002. A visiting lecturer at Chelsea College of Art & Design from 1993 and Reading University from 2000, she continues to exhibit 'real' and 'virtual' sculpture; her latest piece for Birmingham City Council will be launched in 2003.

Clive Fencott is a lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Teesside. As part of his ongoing research he has constructed a VRML model of the Cliff Lift at Saltburn in the north east of England.

Learning Sites (Eben Gay, Geoffrey Kornfeld, Richard Morse, and Donald H. Sanders) is an American company which specialises in developing archaeological visualisations for interactive education and research. Learning Sites developed the 'Northwest Palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II, Nimrud' and the educational package 'Ancient Greece: Town and Country'.

Anthony McCall Educated in England and resident in New York since 1973, Anthony McCall heads the Internet-based design practice, Narrative Rooms, LLC, which designed and produced the pioneering on-line 3-D exhibition Brancusi’s Mademoiselle Pogany, launched by Philadelphia Museum of Art in June 1998. Anthony McCall wrote the paper 'Visitors Online: Designing a Virtual Art Museum' (1996), which set out to explore some of the implications of this emerging on-line world.