From Laser Scanning to Virtual Reality: The Art and Science of Constructing a Thule Whalebone House
Richard Levy, University of Calgary (EVDS), Canada ; Peter Dawson, University of Calgary, Department of Archaeology, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper will also focus on opportunities to use virtual reality (VR) technology as a laboratory for testing and presenting research alternatives in archaeology to college students and the public. During the last decade the development of laser scanning technology has created a new technique for capturing, preserving and analyzing objects, artifacts and sites. Using the reconstruction of a Thule whalebone house, issues of data translation, computer modeling and virtual world construction are considered. Finally, the advantages of advantages of different platforms for presenting 3D content as interactive worlds are also explored.
Levy, R. & Dawson, P. (2005). From Laser Scanning to Virtual Reality: The Art and Science of Constructing a Thule Whalebone House. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4537-4541). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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