Çatalhöyük is an electrifying place. For more than a half-century it has inspired archaeologists, other researchers, authors, artists and general audiences globally to think, write, picture and dream about the many generations of people who lived here more than 9000 years ago. The site has been the subject of books, videos, comics, exhibitions, postcards, fine artworks, songs, board games, and even fashion shows. More so, it has given rise to thousands of illustrations and photographs, and more recently, digital models, which circulate around the world, sparking myths, conversations and reimaginings of Çatalhöyük...
Corinth and the University of California at Merced (Nicola Lercari) have published Lifeliqe, an interactive application that allows the exploration of the 'Shrine 10' sequence. The software has been developed in cooperation with Ian Hodder from Stanford University and can be downloaded from the Apple Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lifeliqe/id1064873813?mt=8) and the Microsoft Store (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/lifeliqe/9nblggh4rgt5).
This book, published only online, explores further the entanglements between humans and things. It contains theoretical and methodological developments including a redefinition of human-thing entanglement and the application of formal network analysis. The book also contains a series of case-studies regarding the formation of settled life in the Middle East, the adoption of agriculture, and the study of power and poverty, creativity and religion. The book ends with a critical dialogue regarding the issues raised by studies of entanglement.
Read Ian Hodder's new book on entanglement, only available online:
A Çatalhöyük Living Archive is currently in development, and pilot phase work is available for viewing and comment. It includes an experimental web application with spatial-temporal visualization of browse and search results and linked data publication.