Multimedia development in archaeology and tourism


ARCHATOUR - 9213

keywords: 3-D objects modelling tools, CD-I, multimedia, art and culture, museums, 3-D simulation applications, scientific visualisation


Start Date: 11 June 1994 / Duration: 30 months

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Summary

Current consumer electronic devices are not powerful enough to process large synthetic computer images efficiently. It is not expected that the computer power needed to deliver the necessary output will be available on inexpensive consumer equipment any time soon.

The ARCHATOUR project makes an attempt to bridge this gap by taking the following steps:

The project will include a three-dimensional scanner for recording and processing of archaeological artefacts. It will also be demonstrated that the proposed architecture can provide the expected market benefits by the development and implementation of one prototype system CD-I, based on the example of the excavation and reconstruction of a site of an ancient temple in Greece, of objects belonging to the Kon-Tiki Museum and of a ski resort in the Alps.

Efficient dissemination of the project results will be ensured through the participation of companies and users in conjunction with the expertise of the core development team. Upon successful completion of the project, the partners are committed to the establishment of a European Interest Group with the aim of:


Contact Point

Dr. Nikolaos DESSIPRIS
Athens Technology Centre S.A.
Kanari Street 16
PO Box 51013
GR 14510 KIFISSIA
tel + 30 / 1 8084 442
fax + 30 / 1 8084 439

Participants

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - GR - C
NEW MEDIA PRODUCTION LTD - UK - P
TELECOM PARIS - F - P
COMPART - D - P
UNIVERSITY. OF THESSALONIKI - GR - P
TURISMUS INFORMATION - A - P
UNIVERSITY OF OSLO - N - P
STATE MUSEUM OF BERLIN - D - A


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ARCHATOUR - 9213, December 1995


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