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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Voices from the Dawn: the Ancient Monuments of Ireland and their Folklore

Abstract

As the culmination of a 30-year project of collecting media and research, this website combines traditional academic research methods with modern digital virtual-reality sense-of-place media. It presents an introduction to a selected number (50, and growing) of Irish prehistoric and early-Christian archeological sites with high-resolution VR tours, and enriches the folkloric material with audio and video interviews. 

In my demonstration I will show some of the most dramatic VR tours and play a few of the brief video interviews. I will then discuss my field methods, as well as a present a introduction to the photographic techniques utilized, and the web tools deployed in the creation of the site.

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Demonstration - show your project

Authors

hgoldbaum's picture
Although I'm a professor in a school of Journalism, I have been working closely with various museum and cultural preservation organizations on a number of multimedia projects. I've been teaching at the college level for more than 30 years, migrating from traditional photojournalism into the realms...