Explore some of the most famous rooms in Parliament and learn more about its fascinating history and present day use. The tour will be part of Google Maps, alongside similar experiences for Buckingham Palace and the White House. Anyone with a virtual reality headset will be able to get an even more immersive experience.
via The Guardian
The George Eastman Museum’s vast collections are now searchable online, including over 250,000 objects from the photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections. Visit often as additional records and images will be added on an ongoing basis, including the Moving Image collection of more than 28,000 titles spanning the entire history of world cinema.
via Open Culture, h/t Denise Massa
Capturing the perfect architectural photograph can be far more difficult than one might anticipate.
In light of this, ArchDaily compiled a list of nine architectural photography tutorials to help you get the right shot every time.
This fascinating article in the New York Times describes how archaeologists have recently been able to shed light on the vastness and advanced level of the settlements of the Khmer empire (802 to 1431 AD). The obstacles of the thick jungle setting has made excavation very difficult, but a new technique using “lidar” (Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing technology has enabled the most sophisticated and detailed survey to date.
Published February 24, 2016
Image tools , Pedagogy
Tags: getty, technology
The Getty Research Institute has released a wonderful open-source (and free) collaborative research tool called Getty Scholars’ Workspace. It allows users to save and annotate images (from the Getty as well as other sources), construct text and bibliographies, and best of all to share saved content with others. This has great potential for student assignments as teams can collaborative online.
Read more about the GSW’s capabilities, and how to install, here.
The Wired! Group at Duke University is hosting and livestreaming a symposium on Monday, Feb. 22, called “Apps, Maps & Models: Digital Pedagogy and Research in Art History, Archaeology & Visual Studies”. The focus is on the use of digital tools in art historical and archaeological research.
The sessions run 9am-1pm and 2-5pm (Note that all times are Eastern, so the morning session actually begins at 6am Pacific Time!). The full schedule and list of speakers with links to the livestream is here.
In a “digital race against IS,” The Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) is working with UNESCO World Heritage and NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World to launch a Million Image Database Project. The hope is to capture one million 3D images of at-risk objects by the end of 2016 by deploying up to 5,000 heavily-modified inexpensive consumer 3D cameras that will permit inexperienced users to capture archival-quality scans and upload these images automatically to database servers. Once there, they can be used for study or, if required, 3D replication via open source technology and software.