Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 472.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 07:51:08 +0000
From: "Melissa Terras"
Subject: New Discussion List: VISTA
(Apologies for Cross Posting!)
This new mailbase discussion list is devoted to three dimensional
visualisation, reconstruction and presentation standards in Archaeology and
the Humanities. As digital technology advances, landscape, monument, and
artefact reconstruction and visualisation techniques allow for more and
more sophisticated forms of representation. Unlike other types of
reconstruction, (for example, pottery, fresco or even drawing) there are no
agreed strategies for immediately allowing the viewer to discern what parts
of a digital representation are founded on metric data, how reliable or
complete that data is, and which parts of a presentation are speculative.
The object of this list is to allow academics, researchers, and other
interested parties to discuss the feasibility, suitability, and nature of
any form of standards or conventions.
VISTA can be accessed at http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/vista/
and you can join the list at http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/vista/join.html
The VISTA co-ordinators,
Stuart Jeffrey <S.Jeffrey@archaeology.arts.gla.ac.uk>
William Kilbride <email@example.com>
Melissa Terras <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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