ABC News, 23 April 2017: Virtul Reality is an upcoming tool to bring old civilisations to life.
This past year I’ve been working on a side project to use the iPad as the primary data collection device for recording rock art in the field, replacing paper forms that can number in the hundreds. Last week I presented the idea and the results of field testing at the Australian Archaeological Association Conference.
I’ve been warming up to the idea of an Ipad, particularly of being able to carry a small library of ebooks and pdf documents around for quick referencing. Now to tempt me even further, Apple has a minisite on how an archaeological team from the University of Cincinnati is using ipads to assist in excavations in Pompeii! Looks quite neat – has anyone started to use the ipad (successfully or unsuccessfully) in the field? Being no Apple user myself, I’ve got no idea how the FMTouch, iDraw and OmniGraffle apps work.
1 Dec 2006 (The Chosun Ilbo) – A Korean company, in conjunction with Dongguk University have digitally recreated Angkor Wat, and will be made public in mid-December. I’ll be looking out for the link to post here.
Korean Technology Helps Visualize Glory of Angkor Wat
The glory that was Angkor Wat has been restored to 3D digital life with the help of Korean technology. The digital recreation company CG WAVE and a research institute at Dongguk University dedicated to Buddhist electronic content have completed a one-year project to recreate the Khmer temple in western Cambodia at a cost of some W500 million (US$1=W930). Wars, colonial rule and the passage of time left many parts of the temple in ruins, and restoration work is continuous all over the vast complex. â€œDigital Angkor Watâ€ offers a glimpse of the temple in its original form.
Some 30,000 photos were used for the complete virtual restoration. â€œThis is the first time we have used our technology to digitally restore a cultural asset of another nation,â€ says the leader of CG WAVEâ€™s Angkor Wat team, senior researcher at Korea Advanced Institute of Sciences and Technology (KAIST) Park Jin-ho. â€œUsing the maximum amount of information accessible these days as our foundation, we resurrected a lost cultural legacy and preserved it through video imaging.â€