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Virtual Meridian Augustus

John FILLWALK, IDIA Lab: Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts. Ball State University, Muncie, USABernard FRISCHER, Department of Informatics, Indiana University, USA Keywords: virtual reality, augmented reality, celestial alignment, ancient Rome Abstract:Pontifical Academy of ArcheologyWith generous support from the National Science Foundation (grant # IIS-1014956), we have recently been developing a digital simulation of the northern Campus Martius in the period 9 BCE to 40 CE. [1] Our motivation is to create a tool that makes it possible instantly to see the correct positions of the sun and its shadow at any time of day in this period of time so that the various controversies associated with the work of Edmund Buchner on the so-called “Horologium Augusti” can be approached in a new way. Of course, precision and valid results always depend on the reliability of the data represented in a simulation. For the all-important apparent size[2] and position of the sun in the sky dome of the simulation, we have relied on NASA’s Horizons System. Among other things, this database takes into account the changes in the sun’s apparent course through the sky that arise from the earth’s wobble as it rotates, providing correct azimuthal information for any point on earth in any historical period, including the Augustan age. IDIA Lab virtual celestial simulator and 3D interpretation of the Meridian of August in ancient Rome. Project commissioned by the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory at Indiana University, directed by Bernard Frischer.Findings presented at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Archeology in Rome. A Digital Simulation of the Northern Campus Martius in the Age of Augustus. Preliminary Results of New Studies of the Relationship of the Obelisk, Meridian, and Ara Pacis of Augustus by Bernard Frischer, Department of Informatics, Indiana University and John Fillwalk, Director, Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts, Ball State...

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Parallel

Dimitar FILIPOV, Independent, Sofia, Bulgaria Keywords: photo, history, comparison, digitalisation Abstract:Parallel is an innovative mobile application providing the user with visuals and description of different city sightseeings along with their location on the map and their appearance before and after. Nowadays local and international tourists have limited possibilities when it comes to observing a certain sight as they can only see its current appearance. Parallel gives the user the opportunity to witness the development of different landmarks as it shows them their current look as well as a historical one, captured in a photo, alongside with a brief history description. Partnership with different parties like historians, architects and experts will develop a solid information base attached to every picture translated in different languages. Furthermore, local museums and galleries will contribute to the experience by providing insights of the certain sightseeings. Additionally, a global map with the location of the sightseeings will navigate the users through their adventure encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone and explore the environment around them. While being able to explore every single photo comparison, even while not being directly next to it, we have added an achievement system to promote the actual trip to a site, giving achievements based on the geographic location of a user to a given...

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Blog – Notification

Start of the Notification – July 15, 2019
Call for Posters, Apps and Science Slam extended until September 10, 2019!!

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