The Harvard Semitic Museum has reproduced and digitally augmented the ancient Egyptian “Dream Stela,” the famous stone monument found between the paws of the Great Sphinx at Giza. This massive slab of pink granite recounts the narrative of Thutmose IV, the eighth king of the Eighteenth Dynasty, when he visited the Sphinx and fell asleep […]
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 […]
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 […]
Luke Hollis is the founder of Archimedes Digital, a Cambridge-based startup dedicated to software and mixed reality development for the humanities. The artists, developers, and archivists at Archimedes create software that connects us to our shared traditions and cultures. Archimedes Digital is actively partnering with libraries, museums, and archives to provide access to VR/AR hardware for exploring educational and heritage applications.