3D computer renderings of architectural spaces based on archaeological evidence, historic documentation, and metadata

Chairs: Glen MUSCHIO, USA | Peter FERSCHIN, Austria

There are a growing number of 3D models, animations and augmented reality treatments that purport to represent ancient and historical structures and places. Examination of these models and applications too often reveals that the visualizations are largely based on conjecture and speculation. Virtual Cultural Heritage is an interdisciplinary pursuit involving archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, digital designers and others working with emerging new computer visualization technologies. How can those collaborating in this rapidly expanding field best use archaeological evidence, historical documentation and metadata in the computer renderings of historical structures and places to communicate cultural knowledge and understanding to general audiences? This panel invites those who have grappled with these problems and used methodologies to address the issues to discuss their findings and share their insights.