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Technology is transforming our lives. Sometimes for better or worse. Also, used correctly, it can help us to become more productive and therefore save us time we can spend relaxing.

A person using Apple's vision Pro in practice. © Apple


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Apple’s Vision Pro and Archaeology

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2024-02-02

Let me start by telling you, that I am no Apple fan. I think it is overpriced and many applications I use can only be used inside a virtual machine, which simply doesn’t make sense to me. But one has to acknowledge, that Apple has made some major innovations….

This screenshot from Unity shows the plug-in XPresS XR in action assembling a display in a virtual museum


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Archaeology Technology

Virtual Exhibitions

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2023-12-15

In a recent presentation by Stefan Krmnicek, Kevin Körner, and Luca Dreiling, I learned about a team of the University of Tübingen (Germany) that developed a Unity plug-in for creating virtual exhibitions. The tool provides assets and options for creating a virtual exhibition very quickly and easily and in…

3D render of the Ashurbanipal Banquet Scene | © Sebastian Hageneuer with kind permission of The British Museum


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Archaeology Technology

Presenting progress progressively

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2023-06-02

I already wrote about my trips to London. I was able to scan the famous Ashurbanipal Banquet Scene in the British Museum. This week, I (together with the initiator of the project, Prof. Dominik Bonatz) was presenting some preliminary results. I presented at a research colloquium at the Freie…

Cover of the workshop on AI in academic teaching


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Academia Technology

Workshop on AI in academic teaching

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2023-05-05

Earlier this week, I took part in a workshop on Artificial Intelligence and academic teaching. The workshop was organised by the department of Teaching and Study of the University of Cologne. It was focused on teaching staff and students of the university and I learned quiet a lot about…

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Securing data with VeraCrypt

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2023-03-10

In the modern age where data breaches and cyber-attacks are rampant, securing sensitive data is a top priority. One way of achieving this is by encrypting data using software such as VeraCrypt. VeraCrypt is a free and open-source encryption software that provides robust security to sensitive data. In this…

A paper programmer in front of a couple of lines of code | Photo by KOBU Agency on Unsplash


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Artificial Intelligence in Blog Writing

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2023-01-20

AI, or artificial intelligence, is rapidly changing the way we think about writing and content creation. With advancements in natural language processing and machine learning, AI is now able to assist writers in a variety of ways, making the writing process more efficient and effective. In this blog post,…

Photo of people using the CAVE, a virtual environment


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I visited a CAVE!

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2022-09-09

So for years I was hearing about CAVEs (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment), which is a room full of screens to simulate a virtual environment. I knew that these were very expensive and therefore only a few universities actually have one. The big thing about it: A CAVE should enable…

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Productivity Technology

Software I use (2022 Edition)

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2022-08-05

I am a so-called ‘digital native’, meaning that I was growing up with computers my whole life. When I was a child, I learned coding, build my own computers since I was a teenager, worked basically my whole life with them and even use them to relax after the…

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The future of 3D

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2022-07-15

A couple of days ago, I stumbled over a tweet by Andrew Price (@andrewpprice), an artist, youtuber and CEO of Poliigon, a company that offers 3D assets. He was talking about the “The big forces shaping the next decade of 3D”. It took a while, but eventually I started…

Scrabble Stones laying out the word "password"


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Finding a good password

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2022-06-24

So last week I wrote about the best password manager I know and said, that you basically have to remember one last password. Naturally, this should be very very good, but how can you remember complicated passwords? A couple of years ago, I read somewhere a very nice trick…

Sebastian Hageneuer
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Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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