Round Table: Digital Technology for Heritage Preservation

  • 27 Oct 2016
  • 7:00 PM
  • Columbia University, Ware Lounge

One of the offerings from this year's Historic Preservation Lecture Series at Columbia University. More information can be found here.

Over the recent years, 3D scanning has become part of a coherent and non-contact approach to the documentation of Cultural Heritage and its long term preservation. New developments in digital recording are appearing everyday and the academic community, relevant private and public institutions, media and general public, are increasingly interested in the growing possibilities such technological developments have to offer in the face of the important challenges related to the preservation of our shared Cultural Heritage. But as the global expectations increase, different, and often contradictory approaches to the same problem start to arise, making it not uncommon for terms and concepts to be confused or misunderstood. In this roundtable discussion, we will discuss the facts related to digital technology and its political, cultural and economic implications. We will also seek to shed some light on basic questions such as: 
What does ‘high-resolution’ mean? 
What types of data are meaningful in the preservation of Cultural Heritage? 
How should digital technology be applied? 

Lisa Ackerman
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund
Dietmar Hoffenhuber
Head MFA Information Design and Visualization
Roger Michael
Founder and Executive Director of Institute for Digital Archaelogy
Holly Rushmeier
Professor at Yale Department of Computer Sciences

Adam Lowe
Founder and Director of Factum Arte and Adjunct Prof. of HP at Columbia University 

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