Topic: architecture

Shystone contrasts old London with the new through Google Earth and fine art

Using 18th and 19th Century paintings, Shystone has created a series of photographs that juxtaposition old London with the modern-day city. The process involved the superimposing of the fine-art pieces, which are by artists such as Canaletto and Grimshaw, onto photographs of London taken from Google Earth. Continue reading


VAR Virtual Archaeology Review, the magazine

Virtual Archaeology Review aims the publication of original papers, abstracts, interdisciplinary surveys, and essays on this young discipline, which is continuously evoluting and currently on its way to scientific consolidation. Virtual Archaeology Review is edited in cooperation with SEAV (Spanish Society of Virtual Archaeology) and its annual meeting ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0, International Meeting on Graphic Archaeology and Informatics, Heritage and Innovation. Continue reading


Virtual Archaeology, Museums and Cultural Tourism

This international workshop was aimed at investigating all new trends in the field of digital (e.g., online, virtual) museums, virtual communities, archaeometric studies, digital cultural tourism and related topics. The workshop was attended by students, museum and cultural heritage professionals, scholars, archaeologists, historians, ethnologists, IT specialists and engineers and others working on digital applications in cultural heritage, public and private museums, etc. Continue reading


Ikea launches augmented reality app lets you preview digital furniture in your physical house

Augmented reality may be the most interesting thing ever to happen to the Ikea catalog. With the 2014 Ikea catalog app, not only can you preview Ikea’s furniture in 3D, but for the first time you’ll be able to use your smartphones to see exactly how the digital items will look in your home. Continue reading


CyArk Project: digitally preserving and sharing the World’s Cultural Heritage

Unlike cultural artifacts safely housed in museums, cultural heritage sites are constantly at-risk. They are exposed to the daily effects of the natural environment. Using 3D laser imaging, the CyArk project is currently in the process of compiling a database of historical structures from all over the world, with the mission of creating a 3D digital library. Continue reading


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


MEGA-Jordan: a State-of-the-Art System for Jordan’s archaeological sites

The development and implementation of a bilingual Arabic-English, Web-based national geographic information system (GIS) for Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA) is the central focus of the Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities, Jordan (MEGA-J) project. The project was designed and developed by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Jordan’s Department of Antiquities (DoA). 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