Category: Antarctica

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Virtual South Georgia

What started off as a little zero-budget technical experiment in my spare time inadvertently turned into a bit of an epic. Anyway, I started getting my head around some technical things I wanted to figure out, so it’s all good. Hope you enjoy it. If there are mistakes regarding place...

Visions of Australia: VMI

Synopsis Virtual Macquarie Island (VMI 1.0), is a prototype digital exhibit created in collaboration with TMAG and the Australian Antarctic Program. It is currently on exhibit at TMAG’s Islands to Ice Antarctica gallery. VMI 2.0 will develop a digital touring exhibition, including collaboration with Australian scientific organisations and South Australian,...

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Ghosts of Antarctica

Ghosts of Antarctica 2021UHD 4k , Stereo. Duration: 8:10 Synopsis Ghosts of Antarctica is a reflective short film that brings new life and emotion to the faces of Australian Antarctic scientists and explorers of the Heroic Era in the early Twentieth century. An homage to the remarkable work of pioneering...

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SCAR 2020 Presentation: Game Engines, Photogrammetry & Deep Learning For Antarctic Heritage Visualization

Peter Morse 1,3, Tobias Stål 1,3, Anya Reading 2,3 1 School of Natural Sciences (Earth), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia2 Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia3 School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics and Physics), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia Presented at SCAR 2020 Conference Session 36 “Antarctic Heritage” Programme27th July 2020: 9:30 –...

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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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mawsonshuts.com virtual tour

An interactive panoramic tour of Mawson’s Huts is now live at mawsonshuts.com. This is an immersive narrative documentary work created through my consultancy Chthonic, augmenting the important work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation. The VR tour runs on any device supporting modern web standards (e.g. desktop browsers, mobile devices) and...

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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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Deep Learning for Heritage Visualisation

Deep Learning can be employed in a variety of cultural heritage visualisation and reconstruction tasks. It is part of a family of machine learning approaches based upon the idea of ‘learning’ data representations through kernel-based algorithms that encode high dimensional abstractions in ‘deep’ or embedded artificial neural networks (ANNs). There...

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Mawson’s Huts VR on the EPICylinder

This image shows a portion of a 120 million pixel stereoscopic render of the photogrammetrically-reconstructed interior of Mawson’s Huts, displayed upon the EPICentre EPICylinder at UNSW. As far as I am aware, this is currently (2018) the highest resolution stereoscopic immersive display system in the world – right here in...