Alex Walthall

Alex Walthall

Project Atlas

Arts @ 29 Garden: Upstairs

Project Atlas leverages virtual and augmented reality for querying and interacting with multimedia archaeological datasets and life-size reconstructions of architecture at the ancient city of Morgantina (Sicily). In partnership with the Contrada Agnese Project (CAP), tourists, researchers, and the excavation team in the field can interact with photogrammetric models of previous excavations as well as […]

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Project Tango: Cartographer

Arts @ 29 Garden: Upstairs

With increasing interest in three-dimensional modeling and augmented reality (AR) exhibits in the archaeological and anthropological fields, the Project Tango initiative by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects group (ATAP) provides unprecedented opportunities for combining powerful three-dimensional scanning with area learning to reconstruct excavations and build AR experiences for museum and site visitors. The Cartographer application […]

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Alex is an archaeologist who specializes in the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean region, particularly the archaeology of ancient Sicily. He currently serves as Field Director of the Contrada Agnese Project (CAP) at Morgantina, a long-term excavation and research project that investigates developments occurring in the urban center of Morgantina between the 3rd and 1st centuries BCE. For the latest news on the CAP excavations, visit www.themagazzino.org. When not in the field, Alex teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is an Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Archaeology in the Department of Classics.