16.454 digitally born artifacts in museums

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sat Feb 01 2003 - 02:40:10 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 454.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 07:22:06 +0000
             From: Stephen Miller <Stephen.Miller@assoc.oeaw.ac.at>
             Subject: Re: 16.450 case-studies of digitally born artifacts in

    > [snip]
    >A lot has been written about the use of digital replicas in museum
    >exhibitions. I have attended many conferences in which beautifully designed
    >digital artifacts have been presented to demonstrate the capacity of this
    >technology to augment conventional modes of exhibition.
    >I am now interested in knowing whether there are written case studies of
    >examples of situations in which "digitally born" artifacts have been
    >succesfully employed in museum exhibitions in place of the originals.

    Recently it has been the way around with digital artifacts showing how the
    originals would look like if they were back in the place they came from, ie
    the Parthenon.

    See "Science reunites Elgin
    Marbles" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2697307.stm

    Stephen Miller

    Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Austrian Academy Corpus / Kommission fuer literarische Gebrauchsformen
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