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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-729762

Authenticity through VR-Based documentation of cultural heritage : A theoretical approach based on conservation and documentation practices

Morcillo, Jesús Muñoz; Schaaf, Franziska; Schneider, Ralf H.; Trotha, Caroline Y. Robertson-von

The visualization of 3D reconstructed artifacts often requires significant computing resources. The implementation of an object in a virtual reality (VR) application even necessitates the reduction of the polygonal mesh. Consequently, the communication and dissemination of “authentic” 3D reconstructions via immersive VR technologies has been a nearly impossible feat for many researchers. However, is the issue really computing resources, or is it rather the notion of authenticity in an “auratic” sense, i.e., an excessive focus on physical evidence and survey data? In the present paper, we will discuss the authenticity requirements for virtual archaeology as set by the Seville Principles(2011), and we will analyse some limitations related to the current approaches. Furthermore, we will propose a pluralistic notion based on the contextualization of 3D objects in VR environments with synesthetic (i.e. multisensory) information. This new notion of authenticity relies on conservation meanings rather than physical features. In line with this approach, two case studies will be commented: the multimodal 3D-doc ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale (ZAK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1989-9947
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-729762
KITopen ID: 1000072976
Erschienen in Virtual Archaeology Review
Band 8
Heft 16
Seiten 35-43
Schlagworte Virtual reality (VR), Virtual archaeology, Kaleidophonic dog, Jupiter column, Synesthetic documentation, Progressive authenticities
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