THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO VIRTUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF PAST ENVIRONMENTS
**Please note this seminar will be held on 7 March 2007**
A seminar run by Kate Devlin, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Computer graphics have become a popular way of interpreting past
environments, for educational and entertainment value, and also as an aid to
research, but they are not subject to the same scrutiny that text invites.
Without supporting data to indicate the motivations for particular
representations of data, the images may merely be one subjective picture of
Something that proves particularly difficult when creating 3D
computer-generated representations of past environments is how to provide
context of an intangible nature, such as a social, temporal or even
emotional interaction with the representation. For example, many
representations are sterile, empty spaces, devoid of the people who would
have built and used them. We need to look at ways that allow us to convey
the information outside of the physical structure of a scene.
This seminar will address the issues above and other questions including:
- Why are virtual representations being created and are they really
- How do we reconcile the work of computer scientists with the work of
- How do we introduce non-visual and intangible elements to our
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of advanced ICT methods in the arts and humanities. Please see the Methods
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