Discussions on 3D Initiatives in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace

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In late March, members of the Digital Visualization Lab at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship participated in a presentation at the Parthenon2 symposium, hosted by Vanderbilt University and the Nashville Parthenon. Representing the project “3D Initiatives in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace (Greece)”, Dr. Bonna Wescoat from the Art History department joined ECDS’s Visual Information Specialist, Arya Basu, and ECDS’s Digital Visualization Fellow, Ian Burr, as they presented on the ongoing 3D visualization efforts in the sanctuary.

The presentation covered an array of topics related both to reconstruction and experimentation with the 3D model. These included photogrammetry (a photographic 3D modeling method used to capture remnants of the sanctuary), the use of agent-based modeling in real-time game engines such as Unity3D to investigate crowd dynamics, colorization of ancient architecture from contemporary evidence, and data management best practices for a project of Samothrace’s size and scope.

Included in the slideshow below are some slides from the presentation.

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