Topic: architecture

Scénographies de l’éclat, by Montel and Fischnaller

Did ancient statues living in the traditional museums lose their radiance and divine feature? New technologies, combining 3D imagery and multisensory visitor experience, enable to recreate within an innovative space the ancient splendour of the Greek plastic. Sophie Montel recognises … Continue reading


Hi-tech preservation of the African Heritage

Africa’s architectural heritage is being recorded in striking 3D images by the Zamani project, which attempts to capture the spatial domain of African culture. The project – arose from years of heritage documentation activities conducted by its Principal Investigator, Heinz Rüther – is based on state-of-the art data acquisition and presentation technologies, which are used to generate Geographic Information Systems, 3D computer models and other spatial data. It was initiated in 2004 in the Geomatics Division of the University of Cape Town and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2004 until 2012. Currently it is funded through the independent “Zamani African Cultural Heritage Sites Trust”. Continue reading


creJAM week – online debate about technology and creative industry

From the 3rd to the 7th of November, the CRe-AM project will host an online debate with its community of technology developers and creative practitioners. Each day during the #creJAM week, we will launch a challenge or ask a question … Continue reading


3D printing applied to Cultural Heritage

During the last years, the application of 3D technologies to Cultural Heritage has provided successful results, with impact on preservation, valorisation and heritage transmission. Now, the emergence of 3D printers open new horizons for the heritage sector. Continue reading


Presenting ONLUS ICT Ad Duas Lauros

Ad Duas Lauros is a non-profit organization, that operate in the territory of Roma in South East Municipality V, in digitization, archiving texts, documents, video and multi media, of this cultural, historical, archaeological heritage. Continue reading


American Students Help Preserve Italian Heritage

It is difficult for a student to appreciate the value of historical architecture and the importance of preserving it. Studying in Italy, this American students changed their perspective contributing to the conservation of the sanctuary. The course was held at La Verna, a Catholic sanctuary founded by Saint Francis. Continue reading


Previously unknown drawings found on the walls of Angkor using new digital methods

New technological methods have been used in the discovery of drawings, or ‘graffiti’, on the walls of the temple, Angkor, in Cambodia. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the 900-year-old temple, but we can suspect that digital enthusiasts and those interested in historical sites will have even more of a reason to visit the site after this new discovery. Continue reading


The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman

On the 27th of May 2014, at Cappella Farnese of Palazzo d’Accursio, in Bologna, Electrical Engineer and Cognitive Psychologist Donald Norman presented his book “The Design of Everyday Things”, extended version of the initial edition “The Psychology of Everyday Things” (Italian title “La caffettiera del masochista – il design degli oggetti quotidiani”). Continue reading


Factum Arte brings Piranesi’s etchings to life using 3D printers

The Italian design company that has produced these 3D versions of Piranesi’s work, used the “largest stereolithographic printers in Europe” and “routing, milling and laser cutting” in their creation process.It remains unclear to what extent we can describe these works as Piranesi’s own, if they were constructed hundreds of years after his death. Continue reading


Engaging Spaces: Interpretation, Design and Digital Strategies

On December 1-3 2014, in Warsaw, it will be held the NODEM 2014 conference, which aims to bring together museum and heritage professionals, innovation experts and creative industries to enable discussion on the potential of dialogue and collaboration between architecture, experience design, strategies of interpretation and ICT. Continue reading