Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age - Sending Out an S.O.S. - Nicola Lercari

Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age - Sending Out an S.O.S. - Nicola Lercari

12. CAVEkiosk: Cultural Heritage Visualization and Dissemination

Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age - Sending Out an S.O.S. - Nicola Lercari

Jürgen P. Schulze [+-]
University of California San Diego
Jürgen P. Schulze, Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego.
Glynn Williams [+-]
University of California San Diego
Glynn Williams Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego.
Connor Smith [+-]
University of California San Diego
Connor Smith Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego.
Philip P. Weber [+-]
University of California San Diego
Philip P. Weber, Qualcomm Institute, University of California San Diego.
Thomas E Levy [+-]
University of California, San Diego
Thomas Levy is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Judaic Studies at the University of California,San Diego (UCSD) where he holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaelogy of Ancient Israel and Neigboring Lands. With over thirty years of archaeological field experience in Israel and Jordan, Levy’s current research focuses on the Iron Age historical archaeology of Edom in southern Jordan. He is Associate Director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) at UCSD's California Insitute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Levy is editor of Archaeology, Anthropology and Cult: The Sanctuary at Gilat, Israel (Equinox Publishing, 2006) and co-editor, with Thomas Higham, of The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science (Equinox Publishing, 2005). His most recent book, with his wife Alina and the Sthapathy brothers of Swamimalai is Masters of Fire: Hereditary Bronze Casters of South India (German Mining Museum, 2008). Levy is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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This chapter describes the hardware and software design of the CAVEkiosk--the first large-scale immersive Virtual Reality environment intended for public use--developed at UC San Diego as part of the Catalyst project. It discusses how the authors collaborated to build new CAVEkiosks at four UC campuses linked by the high-speed Pacific Research Platform to share research data and imagery from at-risk sites around the world, specifically Greece, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. The authors present technical concepts in a way that is understandable to the lay reader and the proposed audience for the volume. This contribution provides a solid literature background for topics presented in other chapters. It introduces readers to Virtual Reality (VR) technology, which is now widely used in archaeology and museums to represent sites and artifacts for scholarly and public-facing purposes.

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Schulze, Jürgen P. ; Williams, Glynn; Smith, Connor; Weber, Philip P.; Levy, Thomas. 12. CAVEkiosk: Cultural Heritage Visualization and Dissemination. Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age - Sending Out an S.O.S.. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800501263. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42602. Date accessed: 20 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42602. Nov 2021

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