Reality Capture Workshop - Volterra, Italy - April 2019 (Exact Dates TBD)

In October, 2016, our team embarked upon a journey of great significance to digitally reconstruct and preserve many of the historically significant architectural, archaeological and artistic treasures of the ancient city of Volterra, Italy.  The results of our first workshop and subsequent visit in June, 2017 have had great value to the City of Volterra and have been recognized by nearly 40 international publications.  Most recently, our work was one of four projects to be recognized by the prestigious American Institute of Architects Technology in Architectural Practice Innovation Awards program.

You can view the Reality Capture Workshop AIA Innovation Awards Submission PDF file here (7.5 MB).

In addition to having produced spectacular photo-realistic virtual replicas which may be used to share the experience of the city to anyone in the world and for the city to have precise documentation for potential future reconstruction, the data has been used for research on ancient architecture which has resulted in significant discoveries which will be presented and published in 2019.

There is still much work to be done and many more exciting discoveries to be made.  We are therefore very excited to offer you the extraordinary opportunity to join our team for our next workshop.

This workshop will provide an international educational experience in which participants will learn to use innovative reality capture and virtual reality technologies to collaboratively produce three dimensional computer models of the ancient City of Volterra, its archaeological remains and some of its treasured artwork.  This workshop will provide the participants hands-on experience in using drones and cameras through photogrammetric technologies and laser scanners to capture the city and some of its treasured artworks into digital models which will be experienced through virtual reality systems.

The workshop will be led by subject matter specialists from Autodesk and Case Technologies and will take place at the Volterra International Residential College.  It will provide an unprecedented opportunity for participants to learn hands-on about these new, innovative technologies while collaboratively producing digital replicas of one of the most beautiful cities in the world while living and working there for two weeks.

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Registration will open in January, 2019.