The wanton destruction of significant cultural sites in the Near East by ISIS terrorists remind us how important it is to preserve—at least digitally—these symbols of cultural consciousness for future generations and to make them accessible to the general public. There are several crews equipped with 3D laser technology traveling the world to scan in statues, buildings or entire architectural ensembles and thus preserve these priceless cultural treasures for posterity. The results of these efforts are huge quantities of points—so-called point clouds—that can be displayed as three-dimensional visualizations. Deep Space 8K now lets visitors behold virtual reconstructions of historical sites in 3D and walk through them in the truest sense of the word. This is made possible by a point cloud renderer & viewer that the Ars Electronica Futurelab specially enhanced for 8K image resolution.
As part of his diploma thesis, René Mathe has set the goal of virtual reconstruction of the synagogue in order to make it accessible to today’s view. His work is the basis for the 3-D visualization by the Ars Electronica Futurelab, which allows a virtual tour through the Linz Synagogue in the Deep Space 8K.Read More The virtual reconstruction of the synagogue in Linz
Rome’s Invisible City in 3D is a BBC film made in collaboration with ScanLAB Projects. It uses ultra-high-definition, colour scanning to precisely capture a 3D pointcloud of streets, buildings and hidden underground spaces in vivid detail.Read More Rome’s Invisible City in 3D: A BBC Film
The technological progress does not pass by archaeology without any trace. Therefore, the Upper Austrian Provincial Museum counts on 3-D laser scanning when it comes to digitize excavations or entire streets.Read More In the footsteps of the Romans in Upper Austria
According to the legend, in the 18th century, Maria Theresa of Austria had precious miniatures showing scenes of the lives of Indian Mughal rulers during the 16th and 17th centuries brought from Constantinople to Vienna. Today, these miniatures adorned with gilded frames decorate the walls of the Millionenzimmer at the Schönbrunn Palace.Read More Millionenzimmer
The Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig is perched prominently on a hill 429 m above sea level, situated on the eastern edge of the Wachau – a world famous stretch of the Danube Valley. In Deep Space 8K you can enjoy high-resolution gigapixel images of this unique baroque masterpiece!Read More Ceiling fresco in the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig (Stift Göttweig)
(Deutsch) Das berühmte Deckenfresko aus dem Jahr 1685 lässt Malerei und reale Architektur verschmelzen.Read More The trompe l’œil ceiling of Sant’Ignazio
(Deutsch) Sehen Sie das Kuppelgemälde der Pfarrkirche Heilige Familie in Linz als hochauflösendes Gigapixelbild im Deep Space.Read More Dome painting of the Holy Family Parish Church