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2018–2019 Events

This page lists the events in 2018 and 2019. Please use the links in the right column to see events from previous years.

Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans

Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans

“3D Digitization and Replication of Heritage Objects for Cultural Preservation and Perpetuation” (Organized Session)

This organized session includes 3 closely related presentations on 3D digitization and replication, describing the application of 3D digitization technology to efforts to preserve and perpetuate cultural heritage.

“Community-based Adoption of Photogrammetry for Cultural Heritage Documentation and Perpetuation” (Presentation)

In one of the 3 presentations, Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge of Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) describe the 3D technology photogrammetry and an archival preservation environment where the data is stored, with highlights from a recent photogrammetry training at the Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI).

Juneau, Alaska: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 1:30-3:00 pm.

“3D Digitization of Cultural Objects for Preservation” (3-Day Workshop)

Digitization teams from CHI, the Smithsonian Institution, and the University of South Florida Libraries demonstrate 3D digitization of important objects in cooperation with clans leaders for digital archiving.

Juneau, Alaska: Thursday, September 26 through Saturday, September 28, 2019, throughout the days.

Public lecture by CHI, hosted by the Sealaska Heritage Institute

Sealaska Heritage Institute Hosts Free Public Lecture by CHI

“Practical, Scientific Use of Photogrammetry in Cultural Heritage” (Free Public Lecture)

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is hosting a free, public 3-hour lecture delivered by CHI on the practical and scientific uses of photogrammetry in cultural heritage. The talk will include 3D examples, discuss the core principles of photogrammetry, show equipment requirements, and demonstrate the image capture of a subject using the technique.

Juneau, Alaska: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Shuká Hít (Clan House), Sealaska Heritage Institute, 105, S. Seward Street

University of Wyoming Libraries

University of Wyoming Libraries Hosts CHI

“Scientific, Practical Photogrammetry” (Lecture)

Chad Hutchens, head of Digital Collections at UW Libraries, has invited CHI's Carla Schroer, Mark Mudge, and Marlin Lum to present a lecture on the practical applicaton of photogrammetry to build 3D models. The lecture is open to the public as well as university staff and students.

Laramie, Wyoming: Monday, May 20, 2019, 9:30 am -12:30 pm, Room 506, Coe Library.

2+3D Photography: Practice and Prophecies 2019

2+3D Photography - Practice and Prophecies 2019

“Introduction to Scientific, Practical Photogrammetry Methods” (Workshop)

Through lectures, demonstrations, and discussion, this two-hour workshop provides a condensed overview of photogrammetry and its application to cultural heritage. The workshop offers an intensive introduction to the software, photographic equipment, and methods for using photogrammetry to create scientific, reproducible, high-precision, 3D models. This technique is being applied to a variety of art objects and other examples of material culture.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Friday, May 10, 2019, 2 sessions, 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30 pm, Rijksmuseum

New College of Florida

New College of Florida Data Science Seminars

“Documenting and Archiving a Large-Scale Diego Rivera Mural” (Lecture)

This lecture will show high-resolution 2D outputs and share CHI's experience capturing the fine surface details of a 22-foot by 74-foot 1940 fresco mural by Diego Rivera. A photogrammetry-based, high-resolution 3D model of the mural was captured with 2,200 50-megapixel images. From this data, a 7.4-gigapixel, perspective-corrected 2D digital image of the complete surface of the mural was created along with a registered Digital Elevation Model (DEM). The lecture will include a discussion of the metadata and archiving strategy for the project.

Sarasota, Florida: Friday, April 5, 2019, 4:00–5:00 pm, New College of Florida, Heiser E168

UC Berkeley

History of Art, UC Berkeley

“Computational Photography Techniques for Object-Based Research” (Workshop)

In this workshop, funded by the Stoddard Lecture Series Fund and the History of Art Department at UC Berkeley, Carla Schroer will introduce the basics of two methods of computational photography—RTI and photogrammetry—and the extraordinary possibilities they offer for the study of artworks and historical artifacts. Schroer will demonstrate how light alone can be harnessed to reveal surface information unavailable through direct observation. Her talk will also will showcase the applicability of photogrammetry (3-D modeling) for the research, conservation, and documentation of artworks. The presentation includes an overview of the needed equipment, software, basic image collection techniques, and data preservation through Digital Notebook.

Berkeley, California: Friday, March 15, 2019 12:00-2:00 pm, 308A Doe Library, UC Berkeley

Digital Heritage Conference 2018

Digital Heritage Conference 2018

1. Photogrammetric imaging of a Diego Rivera fresco mural (Expo Demonstration)

CHI's Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge will demonstrate results from the Diego Rivera Mural Project at the Conference Expo on October 27–28.

2. “Illumination of Material Culture Symposium (II)” (Session)

Carla Schroer is co-chair for this session, a followup to the successful two-day symposium organized by CHI and The Metropolitan Museum of Art at the museum in New York City in March 2017. Ten presenters (including Carla and Mark Mudge of CHI) offer lightning talks on case studies and recent research in scientific imaging and computational photography, with an emphasis on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI).

3. “Get Connected — Semantically!” (Panel)

Carla Schroer will participate in this panel with a talk entitled “The Digital Lab Notebook (DLN) a semantically-enabled metadata toolkit for the computational photography techniques of photogrammetry and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)”.

4. “The Democratization of Scientific Imaging through Metadata Management and Archival Submission Support” (Poster)

Carla and Mark of CHI will present this poster on the process of developing standards for preservation of digital 3D data, describing CHI's approach.

5. “The Portable Light Domes in PIXEL+: Acquisition, Viewing, and Analysis” (Session and Panel)

In this session, the authors introduce the Leuven multi-light reflectance (MLR) Portable Light Dome (PLD) imaging system, developed at the University of Leuven, Belgium. The system comprises four acquisition domes varying in size and settings with managing software. The PLD systems allow the virtual relighting of imaged surfaces with different visualization shaders. Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge will participate in a closing panel discussion about how MLR approaches best serve cultural heritage.

San Francisco, CA: Friday, October 26–Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Time and exact locations to be announced.

CIDOC-ICOM Conference in 2018

CIDOC-ICOM Conference 2018

“Automating the Application of CRM-dig to the Provenance Metadata for Computational Photography Based Imaging” (Workshop/Tutorial)

This half-day tutorial provides lectures, demonstrations, discussion, and hands-on practice with software tools for creating and validating context and process metadata for photographic image sequences. The initial software is designed for RTI and photogrammetry, though the approach has broader applicability. The tools produce Linked Open Data mapped to CRM-dig saved as RDF. The user need not know anything about the CRM or linked open data to use these tools, which form the basis of the Digital Lab Notebook (DLN). The DLN serves the same function as a written scientist’s lab notebook, enabling data inspection and reuse by others.

Heraklion, Crete: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion (CCCH)

Decentralized Web Summit 2018

Decentralized Web Conference 2018

“Global VIsions / Working Code” (Table)

Carla Schroer will host a table in the Science Fair at this conference produced by the Internet Archive.

San Francisco, CA: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, Internet Archive, 300 Funston Ave.

Archiving 2018 logo

Archiving 2018: The IS&T Archiving Conference

ArchSC04: “Preservation Strategies for Computational Photography based Imaging: Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Photogrammetry” (Short Course)

This short course, presented by Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge as part of the Digital Preservation track, provides lectures, demonstrations, discussion, and hands-on practice with software tools for creating and validating context and process metadata for photographic image sequences. The initial software is designed for RTI and photogrammetry, though the approach has broader applicability. These tools form the basis of the Digital Lab Notebook (DLN). The DLN serves the same function as a written scientist’s lab notebook, enabling data inspection and reuse by others. The course begins with an overview of both RTI and photogrammetry, including basics of image capture and examples of each from cultural heritage subjects. Then there is an exploration into CHI’s approach to metadata collection and image validation, including the hands-on use of new, open source software tools.

Washington, DC: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8:00 am–12:00 pm, National Archives

Virginia Tech logo

Series on 3D and VR Services

3D Collection Strategies (Forums)

Carla Schroer of CHI participated in a forum series funded by Virginia Tech University Libraries, Indiana University Libraries, and the University of Oklahoma Libraries. The three forums aimed at developing a roadmap and white paper for library adoption of 3D and virtual reality (VR) services.

Arlington, VA: Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2, 2018

SF Lit

Event by ARtefactVR, a San Francisco Immersive Design Studio

San Francisco Lit! (Meeting)

This evening event offered presentations for “historians, the art community, the tech community, Emperor Norton devotees and lovers of light!”. Carla Schroer of CHI gave a talk on the technologies used for digital capture and documentation of the world’s cultural, scientific, and artistic treasures, including imaging techniques used in the conservation process for the Diego Rivera mural at City College of San Francisco.

San Francisco, CA: Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30 pm–9:30 pm, Microsoft Reactor, 680 Folsom Street, Suite 145

Assyrian eagle head

A Meetup of Motion Designers of San Francisco

Photogrammetry Talk With CHI (Meetup Event)

In this evening talk, hosted by Christopher Bernal at a meetup of Motion Designers of San Francisco, Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge, cofounders of Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI), present advances in robust new imaging tools from the emerging science known as computational photography. Examples of existing and new uses of photography-based imaging will be demonstrated, including Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), and 3D photogrammetry. Also central to this work is the creation of data that can be reused for scientific purposes by others, now and in the future, in the form of a Digital Lab Notebook and tools under construction to support it.

San Francisco, CA: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:00 pm–9:30 pm, Cultural Heritage Imaging Studio, 2325 3rd Street, Suite 323

CS3DP National Forum 1

CS3DP National Forum 1: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation

Poster from CHI (Poster Presentation)

Funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS), the Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP) project brings community stakeholders together (librarians, curators, and 3D practitioners) for two forums. The overall purpose is to begin the process of developing standards for preservation of digital 3D data. As part of the three-day CS3DP-Forum 1, Carla Schroer, Director at CHI, will present a poster describing CHI's approach.

St. Louis, MO: Monday evening, February 5, 2018, at Washington University, Receptions and Posters area