Students projects for the Venice Time Machine

Friday morning, students presented their interdisciplinary group projects for the Venice Time Machine. In situ Multimedia guides. Gulcan Can, Leah Faibisoff, Elisbateta Graziosi, Bin Jin presented a project in which an anonymous Venitian guide you in the Venice of 16th Century. This augmented reality application permits to see and hear the Venice of that time while…

Jeffrey Schnapp about reinventing the archives

Jeffrey Schnapp from Harvard started by recalling the long history of digital humanities, before it was called “digital humanities” and the first project he conducted on Dante. In particular, he recalled how he used a Kurzweil machine to do early OCR attempt. He then explained that in “Digital Humanities”, he doesn’t like the term “Digital” (because…

Roberto Scopigno on digitization of Cultural Heritage

Roberto Scopigno and his team gave a very complete introduction on 3d digitisation techniques. Scopigno  started by giving an overview of the different acquisition methodologies, explaining that they include image-based rendering (panoramic images, RTI images), standard CAD modelling (manual process) and approaches based on Sampling (3d scanning (active), 3d from images (passive)). Some image-based rendering are interesting…