City-craft and Statecraft: The role of data in spatialising the Myth of Venice and Humanist Urban Culture
Jan 23, 2019 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 23, 2019 6:30:00 PM
Using spatial and historical data, this lecture will explore the spatial transformation in the city of Venice, tracing a pattern of evolution from an island commune to a state, then a republic and an imperial power. Parallel to these transformations was the creation of an ideal image of the city as a cohesive and stable community, in the process of achieving prosperity through the political virtues of republican governance and communal action.
Feb 26, 2019 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 26, 2019 6:30:00 PM
This talk will discuss the challenges and opportunities created by the availability of 3D technologies for enhancing the engagement of diverse audiences with cultural heritage collections. It will present research in the development of novel computational tools and workflows which involve technologies such as 3D digitisation, visual analysis, Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D printing of heritage artefacts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, these developments have been done in collaboration between heritage organisations, communities, artists and technical experts, including local institutions such as the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.