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May 13, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 13, 2019) – Thanks to work spearheaded by University of Kentucky College of Engineering faculty member W. Brent Seales, UK is poised to become the world-class leader in digitally ‘unwrapping’ and restoring one-of-a-kind cultural artifacts, such as ancient manuscripts.

Seales and his students have worked for more than two decades to non-invasively image and unfurl all types of fragile texts, such as Beowulf, the Dead Sea Scrolls and more. Seales, professor and chair of UK’s Department of Computer Science, has earned a reputation as “the man who can read the unreadable.”

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR’s Carl Nathe talks with Seales about his fascinating work and how it energizes him and excites those he teaches.

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