Avatarizing the Past: an Archaeological Perspective

Avatarizing the Past: an Archaeological Perspective

Lecture | April 16 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

Maurizio Forte, Professor, UC Merced

This event is part of the Cal Day activities.

Archaeologists are currently immersed in a cybernetic cycle of digital information, from the laboratories, to the fieldwork and again to the laboratories, to the Web, to cyber communities and virtual reality systems. Lecture includes virtual case studies: the Mayan city of Copan (Honduras), the Neolithic site of Catalhuyouk (Turkey), the Roman Villa of Livia (Italy), the ancient tombs of the Western Han Dynasty (China), the Virtual Museum of Teramo (Italy).

As part of this event, the CITRIS Tech Museum will display a new exhibit that is virtual, 3D and interactive: virtual tombs and artifacts, digital landscapes, and hands-on experiences show a new dimension of the archaeology of the future. The exhibit is organized by UC Merced in collaboration with CITRIS and was available for viewing until April 22.