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The name Dig@Lab recalls the main goal of this research lab, which is “digging for information”, looking for new interpretations at the intersection of archeology, cybernetics, heritage, computer science, neuroscience, cognitive science, art and history.

More specifically, we are interested in investigating how the information is shaped, elaborated, stored and then culturally transmitted by different societies, with a focus on ancient civilizations. We like to say that the past cannot be “reconstructed” but “simulated”, then performed by digital simulations.

The Dig@Lab has its home at Visual Studies (Smith Warehouse Bay 10) but it collaborates with several different departments at Duke such as Classical Studies, Nicholas School, Computer Science and Institute for Brain Science.


Smith Warehouse, Bay 8, room 234

Go to Dig@Lab Website


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