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Digitised Curiosities: Unlocking the Senses of the Past


As an addendum to my previous post that celebrated the ‘haptics’ of examining physical materials, I thought I would write a parallel piece exploring what the digital realm has to offer. I wanted to exhibit how digital curiosities can often provide an almost extra-sensory experience that can emotionally propel us through time – in a manner that a ‘physical’ material can not. Therefore, I have (somewhat sporadically) organised these resources by ‘sense’ – in an effort to show how successfully the digital medium can inhabit the full span of bygone sensory experience.

[Images from Evan Kindley’s Down The Rabbit Hole]

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