Topic: 3D imaging & simulation

CHNT17, Vienna conference of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies

The main topic of the 17th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies, which took place from the 5th-7th November in the City Hall of Vienna, Austria was Urban Archaeology and Excavation. The participants had had the opportunity to discuss rescue excavations, burial archaeology, building archaeology, church excavations and 3D reconstructions – to mention only a few of the sub-topics. Continue reading


Augmented reality: enriching culture

Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. In the cultural sector, it can be of particular relevance in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, city planning, for applications in tourism, education, social innovation Continue reading


Digitizing the past in Cyprus

from dr. Marinos Ioannides, Permanent Academic and Research Staff at Cyprus University of Technology, Advisor to the Director General at Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Cyprus, Chairman of the National Committee for the Digitalisation and e-Preservation at Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus. An interesting project that intends to provide e-Documentation of the UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments in Cyprus. Continue reading


eVenti Verticali, a new form of theater with the support of digital technologies

eVenti Verticali’s new ACTION SHOW takes place around a 50m² screen lifted by a crane. The story is projected on the screen, and develops around the performers’ actions. The result is a VIRTUAL AND INTERACTIVE video set! Drama, videosets and physical elements combine in a visual comedy show where 2D projections are combined with 3D acrobats and actors, producing a truly unique effect. Continue reading


Under the eye of the scanner in Algeria

from Dr. Marwan Asmar (Chief Project Editor of Ancient Theatres Enhancement for New Actualities-ATHENA Project). The scanning of the Cherchell and Tipaeza Theaters in Algeria are being digitally fashioned to categorize the intertwining of heritage, culture and tourism. Through the scanner and total station they are being reproduced graphically to bolster their role in different aspects of development, from the local community to attraction hubs. Continue reading


Paris 3D Saga – Experience it live, online and mobile

“Paris 3D Saga” is an educative and entertaining journey in the history of Paris beginning 20 centuries ago. In the tour you can relive historical moments like the French revolution and the construction of the Tour Eiffell. The most visited capital in the world, the City of Lights became a live event, an online 3D experience, as well as an iPad app. Continue reading


VIEW Conference 2012

VIEW Conference was the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. VIEW 2012 was focused on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds.Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW revealed the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames. Continue reading


CHNT Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies

This session focused on best practice methods in 3D reconstruction of urban environments. Since 3D Reconstructions are usually done as post-excavation interpretation of excavated data, this session investigated the process of reconstruction to a larger time-frame. Continue reading


ATHENA 3D: digital training in Jordan for ancient theaters.

3 D laser technologies training and scan to conserve ancient theaters and ensure their long-term sustainability in Euromed region. The new technologies are part of the EU-funded ATHENA Project and is under the Euromed Heritage Program 4. A very focused contribution from Dr. Marwan Asmar, Chief Project Editor of ATHENA Project. Continue reading


Visual Computing for Cultural Heritage

The tenth appointment of the “Collana di seminari 2012 per la valorizzazione dei risultati della ricerca al Crs4” is scheduled for October 4th , in Cagliari at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Architecture, on the theme of “Visual computing.” During the seminar the speakers will illustrate the theories, techniques and technologies that enable the effective management, utilization, exploration and 2D and 3D visualization of large amounts of digital data in real time on various types of displays. Continue reading