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…

A brief visit of the Ghetto

Today we visited the oldest synagogue in Venice, which was used by the Ashkenazi Jews coming from Germany. As we are in Venice, the interior is the same as in a traditional venetian palazzo. Before 1528, there wasn’t a permanent Jewish community residing in Venice, but in the following centuries this community reached the total…

Elena Pierazzo on Digital Scholarly Editing

Elena Pierazzo from King’s College gave an introduction to Digital Scholarly Editing. She started by reminding that text editing started a very long time ago. At the Library of Alexandria, Scholars discovered that if you compare (‘collate’) two copies of a any given work, these were different. Very different. The main objective has not changed since…