Tourism and tech – a perfect fit

Technological advancements are constantly changing traditional industries, and tourism is no different. Tourism has undergone significant evolution in recent decades due to the emergence of the internet, the shift towards online travel agents like Expedia, and in...

A Revolution in Education

In recent years, virtual reality technology has seen rapid advancement. The price-point has dramatically dropped, while the quality of the user experience has significantly improved. The result is that VR is becoming mainstream, and may soon be as ubiquitous as the...

VR in Archaeology: history and adventure

Since the age of 9 I wanted to be archaeologist. The prospect of combining history and adventure was exhilarating. Today, not only am I living my childhood dream, but my research skills are used to accurately recreate ancient sites in virtual reality (VR). Every day I...

Cultivating an Emotional Connection with the Past

“We think too much and feel too little” proclaimed Charlie Chaplin in the now classic The Great Dictator, Chaplin’s first attempt at the talkie. He chose his words wisely, noting a very human dissociation, and a problem faced by many students curious to learn. Our...

Tourism is changing

If “necessity is the mother of invention” then innovators and early adopters are her grandchildren. While Virtual Reality is by no means a new invention, innovators have only just begun to raise their head-mounted viewing displays above their gaming consoles to...

Who could have imagined this?

When Confucius said, “study the past if you would define the future,” he couldn’t have imagined that an intrepid archaeologist would one day combine a passion for the Ancient and Virtual worlds so that global adventurers could review the past through futuristic...

Where the ancient world meets technology

As an archaeologist, conserver and researcher, a deep passion for the past has led me to spend considerable time and effort studying and working with ancient sites. Graphical representations of archaeological remains are something I have grown used to working with,...

VR can save us from destructive reconstruction

Reconstructing ancient sites is problematic. From inception to implementation, diverse interest groups are consulted, often with opposing opinions. Some may want to increase visitor numbers, while other may want to avoid them all together due to the potentially...

Laser scanning vs photo scanning

Creating 3D models of ancient objects used to be challenging. If you wanted to reconstruct an object in 3D your options involved laser scanning. Laser scanning takes many forms. LiDAR (light detection and ranging) uses pulses to measure how long it takes a laser to...

ICOMOS charter

We take our role as digital heritage creators very seriously. The sites we investigate are places of cultural significance, protected and preserved for future generations. A guide we, and colleagues, follow in globally in this regard is the ICOMOS Charter for...

The journey of a lifetime

In October 2016, about 6 months after I started my freelancing adventure, I was searching for projects on websites and forums. I found a notice on a forum and decided to give it a try. That’s is how it all started for me. Little did I know back then about...

Lithodomos VR: The New Reality

2017 has been an incredible year, with the emergence of new, breathtaking technology that is changing the way that we see the world. Yes, I’m talking about virtual reality! In the last six months, a huge number of companies around the world have flourished, and new...

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