Category: Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

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Blizzard Redux

Blizzard Redux is a renewal of a work I made in 2007, exploring the stereoscopic photographic record of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. It’s now on permanent exhibit at TMAG in beautiful full-colour polarised 3D stereo – look for the special theatrette in the Antarctic exhibition. I’ve re-invigorated the work...

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Colourising Stereoscopic Glass Plates with Deep Learning

13 years ago, in 2006, I was commissioned to produce a stereoscopic movie by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) for their then-new ‘Islands to Ice‘ Antarctic exhibition, based upon stereoscopic glass plates taken during the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. It arose from research I was doing at the...

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AAE: Digital Ghosts Project

The AAE Digital Ghosts project develops and implements novel techniques in Deep Learning (DL) in application to Antarctic Cultural Heritage. Recent developments in DL facilitate the automated colourisation and extraction (or recreation) of three-dimensional data from black and white source photographs. In concert with conventional 3D-modelling and animation techniques, these reveal...

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Mawson’s Huts VR Project

360º Stereoscopic Views of Mawson’s Huts (photogrammetric + 3D model reconstructions). Note: currently VR view mode on iOS/Android may not work, due to gyro access and software issues. Desktop viewing functions as expected. I will push updates as and when available. These are a few work-in-progress renders of scenes from...

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Antarctic 360º Video, VR, Panoramas and Photogrammetry

With recent developments in 360º video and VR, it is now possible for me to revisit a variety of material I’ve accumulated over the last 20 years of Antarctic-related visualisation research: these range from work I have done with Frank Hurley’s stereoscopic glass plates (which I commenced in 1999 –...

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Conversations about Paintings

My father is a painter – a landscape painter – and he has done this for most of his life (and all my life) – and, naturally, he’s had a strong impact upon the way I think about things visually. We’ve had many interesting discussions over many decades. Anyway, over...

VR: AVIE: Antarctica

VR: AVIE: Antarctica

I created a series of stereoscopic (3d) fully immersive cylindrical panoramas at Cape Denison, Antarctica – in and around Mawson’s Huts in 2008. The AVIE (Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment) was developed by the iCinema Centre at the University of New South Wales . It is a panoramic 360º stereoscopic immersive environment....

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Ph.D. in Semiotics (1994)

“Bodies in Time: A Sociosemiotics of Funerary Monuments and Sculpture” (1994) – was my first Ph.D. (with Professor Michael O’Toole, Murdoch University). My examiners were Professors Marina Warner, Nigel Llewellyn and Jay Lemke. The research undertook a historical study of the semiotic modalities of funerary monuments and architecture – and...

Home of the Blizzard

Updated version 2019 here. Note: Anaglyphic stereo requires red-blue 3D glasses to view. NB. For the simple reason that red=right is a good mnemonic, I authored this in anaglyphic with red on the right, cyan left. Apparently, this is not the convention (I rarely use anaglyphic as it is generally...

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Pharos

I have been fascinated by Lighthouses for many years and have decided to do something about it. This project will develop a fulldome HDR timelapse documentary about Tasmania’s lighthouses. There are many of them in some of the most remarkable, picturesque and remote parts of the island – as well...