The Past is Present

The Past is Present
July 10, 2018 Fujan Fahmi

Ilmar Hurkxkens ,PhD Researcher ETHZ
Mohammad Keshavarzi, MS/PhD Student UC Berkeley


6 April 2018


Swissnex San Francisco
The Archaeological Research Facility (ARF), with support from FARO.


Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History


Point Cloud Surveying and Virtual Reality

During this workshop, participants will learn advanced point cloud surveying techniques with a terrestrial laser scanner that will acquire a 3D point cloud model of the historic BAMPFA building. Using open source software packages, participants will register and segment raw 3D point cloud data before importing this data into Unity 3D to create a virtual reality experience. Conversations will focus on the limitations and the potential of implementing AR/VR environments into scholarly research with current hardware.

This workshop was organised by the Berkeley Center for New Media and part of the event ‘The Past is Present: Virtuality, Archaeology, and the Future of History’. This interdisciplinary event brought together scholars, students, technology innovators, and cultural heritage workers in conversation about new methods and tools which are shaping their work.