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Bible Secrets Revealed – a new series coming soon from @xkv8r

Dr. Cargill writes,

Please tune in to this documentary, which seeks to address difficult biblical scriptures and teachings in a responsible, academic, yet entertaining manner. The series is certain to be compelling as much for its scholarship as for its examination of secrets buried deep within the biblical texts, that have often traditionally been known only to scholars.

via New History Channel Documentary “Bible Secrets Revealed” Begins Airing November 11 | XKV8R: The Official Blog of Dr. Robert R. Cargill.

Be sure to read his link for all of the juicy details.

Also, it involves sex.

Yeah, now you’re clicking that link.

 

Lecture – Dr. Robert Cargill, “Toward an Archaeological Standard for Digital Imagery” | Art History & Archaeology

With the increased use and power of digital imagery tools comes the increasingly frequent manipulation of these images for purposes ranging from humor to advertisement. Unfortunately, these purposes also include the manufacture of evidence to support revisionist theories of history and religion.

And while fields such as journalism have begun setting standards for acceptable practices concerning the processing of digital imagery, many scholarly fields within the humanities have not yet effectively addressed digital media processing and manipulation.

A rise in frequency of pseudo-archaeological claims made by amateurs employing manipulated digital imagery to support their sensational claims necessitates the immediate establishment of a set of standards and best practices for the use of processed images in academic settings. This talk highlights some recent examples of digital manipulation and offers a set of standards for future use of digital media within the academy that preserves the integrity of the imagery and enhances the credibility of those employing digital media.

Robert Cargill is Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at The University of Iowa, where he has taught since 2011. He came to Iowa from the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. While at UCLA, he also served as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities. At Iowa, he is part of the Public Humanities in a Digital World cluster of faculty. He also authors an active blog XKV8R, that covers wide-ranging subjects, chief among them ancient archaeology, and digital manipulation and the hazards therein.

This talk is made possible through support from The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Department of Classics.

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Lecture -Dr. Robert Cargill, “Toward an Archaeological Standard for Digital Imagery” | Art History & Archaeology.

Dr. Cargill on the Rhetoric of Simcha Jacobovici

He concludes,

He states himself that he is not an academic. Perhaps we should stop expecting him to argue like one.

Granted, Simcha will not recant of his false accusations, his deceptions, and his hyperbolic notions of awards and titles, but at the very least, people will get to see the full story.