Dr Alexy Karenowska
Department of Physics, Magdalen College, and Institute for Digital Archaeology
University of Oxford
The Million Image Database Program of The Institute for Digital Archaeology, is an international project exploring the application of innovative technologies to the documentation, preservation, and restoration of at-risk archaeological sites across the globe. The Program is providing thousands of volunteers with stereoscopic photography equipment capable of producing images that can be used to create detailed virtual maps of sites, and 3D computer models of architectural structures. These images and models will populate a large-scale publicly accessible visual database created in collaboration with UNESCO. In parallel, the Program is pioneering the use of 3D printing in concrete as a platform for the restoration and reconstruction of architectural archaeological structures — a technology which potentially brings new life to sites damaged or destroyed by conflict or natural disaster, and transforms the speed, scale, and affordability of large-scale reconstruction beyond all recognition.
More Information: http://www.oxon.bcs.org/event/a-future-in-3d-christmas-lecture/