Rendering the Past


Digital reconstruction presents archaeologists with engaging and dynamic methods for storytelling, visualisation and research. Produced using a combination of photogrammetry, LIDAR scanning and digital reconstruction the team at DJCAD’s 3DVisLab invite you to explore Dundee’s lost architecture through augmented reality in Slessor Gardens. The installation will visualise three historic arches from the city’s past.


About the Artists Dr Alice Watterson is an archaeologist specializing in illustration and digital survey and she is currently exploring the use of digital reconstruction as an interpretive tool, focusing on blending digital data with creative practice to general original interpretative content. Dr Kieran Baxter is a creative practitioner specializing in web design, aerial photography and visualization. Through his research, Baxter has found that aerial photography and computer generated imagery can offer an insight of historical built environments. Watterson, Baxter as well as other panelists will look at these practices and how it affects new forms of storytelling, archaeological research and animating the past.



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