Springer Series on Cultural Computing

Visual Heritage in the Digital Age

Editors: Ch'ng, Eugene, Gaffney, Vincent, Chapman, Henry (Eds.)

  • Enlightens readers into the ways in which technologies are developing and how they are used within heritage, and where future developments will focus
  • Presents cutting edge research on applied digital technologies to heritage, with sites, landscapes and buildings from across Europe, North and Central America, amongst others
  • Broadens your understanding of new ways of approaching heritage, from the integration of historical textual data within landscape studies, to the use of agent-based modelling for the simulation of the past
  • Provides case studies that extend across the field of heritage, including data capture, interpretation conservation, management and re-presentation across different platforms from mobile devices to multi-user multi-touch surfaces
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Heritage is everywhere, and an understanding of our past is increasingly critical to the understanding of our contemporary cultural context and place in global society. Visual Heritage in the Digital Age presents the state-of-the-art in the application of digital technologies to heritage studies, with the chapters collectively demonstrating the ways in which current developments are liberating the study, conservation and management of the past. Digital approaches to heritage have developed significantly over recent decades in terms of both the quantity and range of applications. However, rather than merely improving and enriching the ways in which we understand and engage with the past, this technology is enabling us to do this in entirely new ways.

The chapters contained within this volume present a broad range of technologies for capturing data (such as high-definition laser scanning survey and geophysical survey), modelling (including GIS, data fusion, agent-based modelling), and engaging with heritage through novel digital interfaces (mobile technologies and the use of multi-touch interfaces in public spaces). The case studies presented include sites, landscapes and buildings from across Europe, North and Central America, and collections relating to the ancient civilisations of the Middle East and North Africa. The chronological span is immense, extending from the end of the last ice age through to the twentieth century.

These case studies reveal new ways of approaching heritage using digital tools, whether from the perspective of interrogating historical textual data, or through the applications of complexity theory and the modelling of agents and behaviours. Beyond the data itself, Visual Heritage in the Digital Age also presents fresh ways of thinking about digital heritage. It explores more theoretical perspectives concerning the role of digital data and the challenges that are presented in terms of its management and preservation.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Seeing Things: Heritage Computing, Visualisation and the Arts and Humanities

    Ch′ng, Eugene (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • More Than Just a Sum of the Points: Re-Thinking the Value of Laser Scanning Data

    Chapman, Henry (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Resolving the Carving: The Application of Laser Scanning in Reconstructing a Viking Cross from Neston, Cheshire

    White, Roger H.

    Pages 33-41

  • A Theoretical Framework for Stigmergetic Reconstruction of Ancient Text

    Ch′ng, Eugene (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • Multi-Touch Tables for Exploring Heritage Content in Public Spaces

    Creed, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

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Hardcover $139.00
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Softcover $139.00
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  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7082-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual Heritage in the Digital Age
Editors
  • Eugene Ch'ng
  • Vincent Gaffney
  • Henry Chapman
Series Title
Springer Series on Cultural Computing
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5535-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5535-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5534-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7082-2
Series ISSN
2195-9056
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 361
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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