Title: Signature in the Shape: 3D Shape Analysis of Ancient Greek Sculptures
Many e-Heritage projects are now in progress, but we are still far from making full use of the digitized data. The speaker, an archaeologist who researches ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, demonstrates how the technique of the 3D digital form comparison enables us to elucidate the historical background of various works of art. The research team has clarified the procedure by which the ancient sculptors created their masterpieces – actually, they reused single section models for several different statues, thus cutting corners of modeling each part from the beginning. The team also succeeded in identifying the sculptor who created an Amazon statue, thus putting an end to a century-long debate in the study of Greek sculpture.
Title: Revisiting Hampi: Constructing a Digital Experience
In this talk, I shall discuss how a historic site (in our case Hampi) can be captured and recreated in the digital space. The recreation involves revisiting its tangible and intangible heritage components, linking them through ontological relations. We shall describe technological innovations required to meet these requirements. We shall show how a mythological narrative can be exploited for an intellectual journey into the experience called Hampi.