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Drew Baker, Senior Research Fellow, King’s Visualisation Lab, is a computer scientist by training, specialising in heritage and humanities visualisation with special emphasis on methods and standards, open source and real-time platforms and problem-based and evidence-based modelling. He has been centrally involved in numerous visualisation projects, including the AHRC project “Making Space: a Methodology for Tracking and documenting the Cognitive Process in 3-dimensional Visualisation-based Research”, in which he analysed, documented, and provided case studies for the process through which evidence based 3D computer models are conceived, executed, and presented. Baker is also Technical Director for the Second Life-based “Theatron 3” project, for which he has developed extensive original technologies to support both research, teaching and virtual performance.
Dr Hugh Denard, a theatre historian and classicist by background, is Associate Director of King’s Visualisation Lab (http://www.kvl.cch.kcl.ac.uk/), and has directed/co-directed c.20 visualisation projects in 12 years, including, currently, projects funded by the AHRC, Leverhulme, Trust, Eduserv Foundation, Metropolitan Museum of Art and JISC. He proposed and coordinates the internationally-endorsed “London Charter for the Computer-based Visualisation of Cultural Heritage” (http://www.londoncharter.org). He created and curates “Digital Humanities Island” in Second Life, and is also centrally involved in a British Council/Italian Ministry of Research project, “The London Charter in Second Life”.
He teaches “Applied Visualisation in the Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage” at KCL where he also coordinates the “MA Digital Culture and Technology”.
Paul Ell is the director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queen’s University, Belfast. His early work was on history and geography, receiving an MA in English Local History from Leicester before completing a doctorate on the Geography of Victorian Religion at the University of Birmingham. In 1993 he moved to Queen’s to work as a Research Fellow with the Database of Irish Historical Statistics before being involved in the Great Britain Historical GIS project as a Senior Research Fellow. He became director of the CDDA in 1998.
He is currently working on a number areas of research including The Great Britain Historical GIS Project constructing a historical time-variant GIS for the British Isles, an analysis of the mortality data for Britain 1851 – 1939, and a range of projects working with both British and Irish census data, recent and historical.
He also has an interest in approaches to distance learning and visualisation techniques.