Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2011
Friday June 3rd at 16:30
Room 37, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Kathryn Piquette & Charles Crowther (Oxford)
Developing a Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) System for Inscription Documentation in Museum Collections and the Field: Case studies on ancient Egyptian and Classical material
Ancient documentary scholars face a range of challenges in obtaining accurate physical documentation to support both decipherment and study of the processes of writing. In this seminar we present results from a joint Southampton-Oxford AHRC-funded project designed to address these issues through the application of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) technologies. Through case studies of Egyptian and Classical material captured using a custom lighting-dome system and highlight-based RTI, we demonstrate how RTI is able to overcome challenges of image lighting as well as providing a more reflexive environment for observation and processes of ‘looking at’ inscribed surfaces.
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.
For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard@kcl.ac.uk, Stuart.Dunn@kcl.ac.uk, S.Mahony@ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2011.html
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