Screen capture still of animated 3D street art video from the StreetArtifact.xyz Instagram feed.

Inspired by the rise in the prevalence of street art during the pandemic, the StreetArtifacts group created an interactive AR platform on which they host scans of street art using a sophisticated camera that captures a “4k color textured 3d scan” and then use “spatial web and augmented reality” technologies to realise a map linked to authentic, detailed three-dimensional renders of the artwork in each location. The result is a virtual tour of immersive street art that digitally conserves this important part of our modern cultural heritage.

Debranded logos - denuded of their former contours, textures and finesse in favour of more rapid mobile loading speeds

In a world driven by mobile technology, brands everywhere are racing to simplify their logos so they load faster and appear crisper and clearer on mobile phone screens. Welcome to the wonderful world of ‘debranding’.

Artist's impression of librarians upon the arrival of new eresources

Good news, everybody! We now have many more information resources of interest to surprisingly wide audiences, from everything tangentially related to computing to resources that help diversify the curriculum and more archives on British history from Victoriana to the modern day. Whether you are into History, Design, or Electronic Engineering, we have something new here for you.

Summer is here, the weather is great (today!) and we all have a little more time to relax and take a break. We will be open over the summer though, so pop in, say hi, and pick up some holiday …

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Lauded by LGBTQ+ celebrities from activist Peter Tatchell to author Patrick Gale, the book includes a diverse range of perspectives and topics from a historian’s perspective on the scarcity of recorded LGBTQ+ history to a summary of local newspaper representation of LGBTQ+ issues over the past 120 years, a celebration of the Island’s leading LGBTQ+ heroes and heroines over the past century, as well as critical discussions of the development and impact of the infamous Section 28 and of suicide amongst LGBTQ+ people, pairing factual historical and journalistic research with reflections on personal experience and verbatim oral history extracts from the residents of the Isle of Wight.

The Near and Far World Books collection of illustrated children’s books is inspiring, and it certainly inspired the A-level students from Havant and South Downs College, whose work is currently displayed beside the books that inspired them.

If you haven’t done so already, check out the first floor atrium of the Library where we have on display amazing art from the MA Illustration students and from the Library’s Special Collections we have some beautiful Ordnance Survey maps. …

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We no longer subscribe directly to the Architects’ Journal.  We still have access to the Architects’ Journal in its entirety through the Construction Information Service (CIS). How to access the Architects’ Journal through the Construction Information Service (CIS) First, log …

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Finding images online can be challenging. While we have excellent image databases comprising many thousands of images licensed for you to reuse and adapt, sometimes you just want to search the web for inspiring images that match the colours of …

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