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MediaLab of Athena Research & Innovation Center
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MediaLab participated in the Athens Science Festival event as part of the Athena Research Centre’s science and technology exhibition at the Technopolis-Athens. Great week for young people and the general public to peek at the weird and wonderful world of science and technology! MediaLab’s exhibition theme was “3D scanning, viewing and printing” and was briefly […]

3D digital cultural heritage begins its life with 3D digitisation as part of a complete 3D recording approach and completes with the 3D applications and reproduction. 3D physical reproduction has gained momentum in the recent years as 3D printing technologies are becoming more and more accessible, mainly due to the reduction of cost both in […]

Anestis Koutsoudis and George Pavlidis participated in the Seminar “Diagnostic techniques in the science of artworks curation” organized by the Crossdisciplinary Postgraduade Programme “Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments” of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, held 17th-19th Feb. 2012. This included invited talks at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a visit at the Multimedia […]

This is a demo of five 3D digital replicas of artefacts that one can examine in a WebGL enabled browser. It uses the X3DOM script to exploit the WebGL functionality in order to visualise real time 3D graphics without the need of any additional plug-ins in a Web page. By adviced that not all web […]

Content based retrieval engine in a Virtual Museum of Pottery An interactive virtual museum of 3D pottery artefacts has been used as a case study. The virtual visitor can perform queries to the system like ‘Where in this 3D scene I can find vessels similar to this’. Again an attempt to combine a content-based retrieval […]

3DSSE is an experimental search engine that allows the user to explore 3D scenes using keywords. The engine is based on the annotation of 3D scenes in order to identify and describe specific ontologies within that scene. The metadata that follow each 3D scene contain information about each ontology (e.g. building, statue, artefact) as well […]

The project involved the three-dimensional digitization and reconstruction of urban areas. The project deals with the idea of combining the usage of commercial and open source software systems in 3D graphics in order to produce realistic virtual walkthroughs for culture heritage promotion with a minimum budget and low cost infrastructure. We have attempted the 3D […]

A virtual walkthrough at the port of Argostoli, Kefalonia, as it was before the devastating earthquake of 1953. The three-dimensional reconstruction of the area, based on topographic maps, historical photographs and documentary material, depicts the area of the port of Argostoli at the time before the earthquake. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post […]

The Byzantine fortress of Kavala is located on top of the peninsula of Virgin Mary, where the old town is built. In Byzantine times and later, many successive reconstructions and alterations to the fortifications have been made by the Byzantines, the Venetians and the Turks. The fortress at its present condition was built during the […]

Case: Digitization of Religious Monuments in the region of Mani, Peloponnese The project involves the digitization and 3D reconstruction of a Byzantine church in the area of Stavri in Mani and the Post-Byzantine church of Aghios Vasileios in the Kelefa settlement. The goal of the project was the universal dissemination of the monuments. The virtual […]

‘Clepsydra’ – Cultural Heritage Digitization Center provides integrated solutions for 2D and 3D digitization projects. Its state-of-the-art infrastructure ensures high quality results and, at the same time, various alternatives to challenging digitization projects by taking under consideration any particularities that may arise. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on […]

The Excellence Award for projects in digital culture was awarded to the Institute for its successful participation in Calls 65 and 172 of the Operational Programme “Information Society” of the Third Framework Programmes 2000-2006, and specifically for the project “DIGITECH-III: Study of three-dimensional digitisation technologies” coordinated by Dr. George Pavlidis, Principal Researcher of the Institute. […]

Under the scope of INTERREG ΙΙΙ A / PHARE CBC – “Cooperation network for knowledge dissemination on 3D digitiza-tion applications” project, staff of the Department traveled to South Bulgaria accompanied by the Bulgarian partners in order to exchange information on 3D digitization of large scale monuments and to proceed to a case-study digitization of a […]

A very successful participation of the Department in the Third International Conference of Museology held at Mytilene, Greece, on 5-9 June, 2006. Two papers and two posters accepted for publication. G. Pavlidis, D. Tsiafakis, F. Arnaoutoglou, K. Balla, A. Pikrakis, C. Chamzas, “Musical Universe” G. Pavlidis, D. Tsiafakis, A. Koutsoudis, F. Arnaoutoglou, V. Tsioukas, C. […]