Backing up the planet: digitising culture, history, and heritage

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TEDxAuckland 2021, MAY 22nd #bethere

Backing up the planet: digitising culture, history, and heritage

Renowned virtual reality content creator and photogrammetrist Simon discusses the potential of emerging digital techniques to create immersive ‘backups’ for culturally significant sites and places.

Simon’s real-world encapsulation uses 3D photographic datasets to create ‘being there’ sensations for real-time VFX applications. Building on successful projects to digitise sites of cultural significance, including King Tutankhamun and Nefertari’s Tomb in Egypt, Simon explains how volumetric capture – the discipline of capturing moving 3D content (think holograms) – will enable people and businesses to produce and share immersive experiences.