On Thursday, April 26, guest speaker Dr. Laia Pujol will be giving a lecture at the Digital Humanities Colloquium:
“Being there and then making sense together. Introducing Cultural Presence in Virtual Archaeology”
Room S11, Neues Seminargebäude
Abstract: Virtual Archaeology is nowadays a well-established area at the intersection of Cultural Heritage and Virtual Reality. Yet, in spite of the capacities of the latter, it mostly generates empty, hyper-realistic images of monuments and sites. In this seminar we will discuss the possibility to unlock the real potential of Virtual Archaeology through the concept of Cultural Presence. Its implications will take us on a journey to our very notion of reality and perception. Hence, this will be a talk about past and present, simulation and truth, reality and virtuality… All based on the results of the ongoing EU-funded project LEAP (LEarning of Archaeology through Presence).
Laia Pujol is a leading expert in the design and evaluation of Virtual Reality applications for Cultural Heritage. More info about her can be found here: https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/research-staff/laia-pujol/
This lecture is co-organised by the CCeH and CoDArchLab.
The complete program for the Digital Humanities Colloquium of 2018 is available here: https://dhc.hypotheses.org/programm-2018