Jun 18, 2007

Rome Reborn, Digital Rome: 3D animated history and archaeology

A recent article posted by Tracy Staedter on the Discovery News website highlights the Rome Reborn project. Rome Reborn is a 3-D re-creation of Rome as it stood in 320 A.D. The project has involved an interdisciplinary, international team of people, including computer scientists, artists, archaeologists, and historians from UCLA, the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

According to the article, Rome Reborn (Digital Rome) will be teaching tool as well as part of an on-line 3-D peer-reviewed journal, a place for researchers to publish and share their work on the project over time.

Here is a link to another detailed article on Ian Foster's blog about Rome Reborn/Digital Rome: http://ianfoster.typepad.com/blog/2007/06/digital_rome.html

On a related note, I am waiting in great anticipation for my Novint Falcon 3-D haptic game controller. Wouldn't it be great if we could provide people with visual impairments the chance to experience Rome Reborn in 3-D using the Novint Falcon? For more information, visit the Novint Falcon.

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