Open House | Building Digital Classical Imagination, with Luke Hollis

We were pleased to welcome Luke Hollis for an Open House discussion about digital classical imagination. The event took place on Thursday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. EST and was recorded.

You might like to consider the following before the event:

Find a classical text or artifact in a digital archive online (one such archive, among many others, is the Acropolis Museum at Google Arts and Culture). How does the digital version of text or artifact differ from the original? How does the metadata that’s displayed with that text or artifact change the way that it is discovered by archive users? Is there any change to or variation of the original by the choice of metadata included with the digital version?

You can watch the event in the frame below, or on our YouTube Channel

Here are the links mentioned during the presentation:

Archimedes Digital:

A Homer Commentary in Progress:

Feed of activity across commentaries and annotations for preliminary work of digital community building at

The New Alexandria at the Center for Hellenic Studies Corpora from the Open Greek and Latin Project, Perseus Project, and the Classical Language ToolKit Textserver:

A Design System in Progress: the Orpheus Design System at

Initial Center for Hellenic Studies Media Library published at

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Luke Hollis

Luke Hollis is the founder of Archimedes Digital, a digital humanities startup based in Cambridge, MA. Rather than creating software that further distracts and isolates users, the artists, developers, and archivists at Archimedes build applications that connect us to our shared traditions and cultures. Archimedes partners with libraries, museums, and archives internationally to develop applications across web, mobile, and AR/VR platforms. He is concerned with the transmission of print culture into its digital form and knowledge and information design in emerging media. Learn more about his work at