Visualizing the Gawain-manuscript

The Cotton Nero A.x. team recently spent some days using the University of Calgary’s new Visualization Studio (in the Taylor Family Digital Library). The room features very large (up to wall-size) high-resolution computer monitors, and the researchers were able to use them compare their huge digital images of pages of the Gawain-manuscript with one another and
to focus in on details in ways that would have been impossible without these gigantic crisp projections. The research that was accomplished using the special equipment revealed several important aspects of the precious manuscript that were previously unknown or misunderstood by scholars, new knowledge that the team intends to present at the Medieval Association of the Pacific meeting in San Diego in March 2013.

Cotton Nero researchers Murray McGillivray, Kelsey Moskall, and Jaclyn Carter with images of the manuscript.