UCL Poster Competition 2002/2003 Gallery
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The Mute Stone Speaks
These pictures were generated as part of an attempt to make sense of unreadable passages in an inscription on stone from the early 4th C. AD, which gives the Latin text of a Roman imperial edict seeking to repress accusers and informers (often attributed to Constantine the Great). The inscription survives today built into a Byzantine church at Lyttus in Crete, but the best available image of the text is a matt grey reproduction of the 'squeeze' (an impression taken from the stone) in a 1935 Italian publication.
By scanning the image into digital form, manipulation of colour and texture together with layered tracing attempted to turn the illegible surface remains into legible text. Although slight improvements to the current text were possible (to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik), these images are more striking for their metamorphosis of the grey original into variously the appearance a difference material (i.e. gold) and trompe-l'oeil, where relief and engraving become indistinguishable.
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Andrzej Loesch , Vasileios Vasilakis
Prof. Matteo Adinolfi
Simon Bott, Alex Freeman, Connie Parkinson
Connie Parkinson, Alex Freeman, Simon Bott
Oliver Morris and Audrey Mercer
Michael Redd, Connie Au-Yeung
Paula J. da Mota Santos
Anna De Simoni
Enrico De Vita
Dr Ethaar El-Emir
David J Hillman
Mike Horton, Polly Nash, Jocelyn Cammack, Penny McCarthy
Postgraduate Law Research Students Joint Entry
Marc Emyr Huw Jones
Connie Au-Yeung, Michael Redd
Ariel N Rad
Philip A Cook, Rebecca Blyth
Stephanie I. Riak Akuei
Xavier Sanchez Valladares
Ms Libby Sheldon
Alex Freeman, Simon Bott, Connie Parkinson
Key: First Prize, Runner-Up, People's Choice Prize
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