Tag: 3D

Announcing the 2015 CyArk 500 Annual Summit

The CyArk 500 Annual Summit is an international event held to advance the goals of the CyArk 500 Challenge, CyArk’s initiative to digitally preserve 500 cultural heritage sites within five years. In recognition of the global scale of this programme, the event is held in a different capitol city each year. In 2015, the Annual Summit will be hosted in Berlin, Germany, at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, on 20-21 October. The organising theme of the CyArk 500 Annual Summit is “Resilience through Innovation: Countering escalating threats to our cultural heritage by rethinking preservation through digital technology”. Continue reading


RO-map: last frontiers of digital art in urban architecture

RO_map turns the heart of Rome into an open-air museum under the sky that investigates the most innovative frontiers of digital art applied to architecture and urban spaces. From 9 to 12 September, Circus Maximus arena and Piazza Navona will become protagonists of an extraordinary stroke of magic. Continue reading


NeDiMAH presents Space and Time Visualisation

By Maria Boştenaru Dan and Cerasella Crăciun, the book brings together experiences and expertise from NeDiMAH (Network for Digital Methods in Arts and Humanities). It examines mapping methods, procedures, tools, criticism, awareness, challenges and solutions around the concepts of “Space and Time” and “Information Visualisation”. Romanian contributions to the survey which the book emerges from are mainly from two fields, namely landscape planning and architectural design, including digital methods for the representation of natural disasters. Continue reading


Atlantic Slave Trade in 3D by Zamani project

Trading castles and fortresses along the West African coast bear testimony to one of the saddest chapters of human history, the Atlantic Slave trade. The documentation of St. George’s castle in Elmina, Ghana, in 2006, was one of the first initiatives of the Zamani project. The experience drove Prof. Rüther, Zamani leader, to initiate a project thanks to which most of the architectural sites of the slave trade would be documented and relevant information gathered; Zamani decided then to create a Slave Trade Database, presenting 3D digital models of monuments and sites related to the slave trade together with other spatial and contextual information. To date four Castles and Forts have been documented in addition to Elmina. At present, Zamani is in quest of funding for further field campaigns in sites of the African West coast, elsewhere in Africa and possibly in the Americas. Continue reading


GHOST: Technology that leaps out of the screen

Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionise the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling objects and data out of the screen and playing with these in mid-air. Continue reading


ONLY ITALIA is “The Silk and Spice Route”

From the 3rd of May to the 31st of October 2015 ONLY ITALIA is protagonist at AQUAE VENEZIA – EXPO 2015 with a big area dedicated to “The Silk and Spice Route”: an over 600 square meter space which represents the meeting point between Orient and Occident, an evocative setup aimed at promoting Italianity in the world. Visitors will be involved in theatre, fashion, art, enterprise, research, innovation experiences and much more. Continue reading


Cologne Cathedral to be digitally preserved

In May 2015, a team from the 3D Mind & Media degree course at Hochschule Fresenius, Faculty of Business and Media, in Cologne, under the technical direction from the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, started utilising the latest 3D survey technology to digitally record the magnificent Cologne Cathedral World Heritage Site. The project will be supported by the city of Cologne and the Dombauhütte cathedral conservation. Continue reading


Japan: Sogi hydroelectric plant 3D mapped by CyArk

The Sogi hydroelectric plant, one of Kagoshima Prefecture’s most alluring historic industrial sites, has been mapped by CyArk as part of its CyArk 500 Challenge, an international project to digitally preserve some of the world’s most significant cultural heritage sites. … Continue reading


3D Icons Ireland is online!

The 3D-ICONS Ireland website is now officially on-line at www.3dicons.ie. Here you can get access to over 130 archaeological monuments, historical buildings and carved objects in 3D with additional images, information and videos. Sites include: Skellig Michael, Knowth, Newgrange and many other iconic monuments. Continue reading


Waikiki Natatorium digitally preserved by CyArk

The Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium, built to honour the 10,000 Hawaii citizens who served in the First World War, has now been digitally scanned by Oakland-based non-profit CyArk in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Joining this process were teachers from the Mid-Pacific Institute, an innovative K-12 school on Oahu whose unique and advanced curricular offerings draw from the arts, humanities and technology. Continue reading