“There is growing interest in the process of high-resolution images of the sites declared as World Heritage Site due to recent events, iconoclasm or cultural cleansing as well as the problems of climate change are devastating cultural sites. The creation high image fidelity allows for a huge log to tell stories about these extraordinary places that are at risk, “says Professor Sarah Kenderdine, Director of laboratory iGLAM (Innovation Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) of the University New South Wales, Australia.
The teacher works at the forefront of immersive and interactive technologies and applications that normally develops interactive techniques include high fidelity images with the support of broadband high-speed and large-scale systems.
panoramic front of the cultural heritage immersion
One of the high-tech projects is the virtual life-size replica human scale and the caves of Dunhuang in China, which will provide the opportunity to explore and interact dynamically with one of the most important cultural sites in the world.
“The creation of high-fidelity images allows for a huge log to tell stories about these extraordinary places that are at risk …”
Dunhuang is a cultural heritage site consisting of 492 painted with 45,000 square meters of murals and statues over 2,500 paintings, with serious risks of degradation and most of the caves closed to the public caves.
Through interactive and immersive projections of archaeological data sets of high-resolution 3D, visitors will travel virtually inside one of the caves with the feeling of being present in the place. Using different techniques, they can interactively explore spatial design of several caves as cultural objects, including sculptures and paintings enormous amount of narrative murals.
The research work resulted Kenderdine different forms of this environment, including a permanent exhibition in South China, a traveling worldwide and versions of augmented reality caves and head mounted displays display.
Towards a new paradigm for teaching and learning intercultural
The next step is to create a revolutionary immersive and shared virtual classroom with rich humanistic content data for studies of the “Silk Road” along different learning sites. The project, which received funding for research in Australia and Hong Kong, will connect the City University of Hong Kong and the University of New South Wales using a broadband connection and technology 3D display system 360 integrated.
The transmission of data in real time via a broadband connection and integration of graphics, video and audio band by AARNet (Red Academic and Research Australia) and HARNET (Red Academic and Research Hong Kong) network will allow intercultural interaction in real time between work Dunhuang Cave and teachers and students of different subjects.
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