Our Mission

In recent years, humanists in many disciplines have been using 3D digital technologies to capture and model their objects of study, from humble artifacts such as vases or furniture to entire cities such as ancient Rome.

3D has become a new and powerful form of scholarly expression and communication. The mission of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory is to apply these new tools not only as interactive illustrations but also as heuristic instruments of discovery. The scope of our interests, as implied by the phrase “World Heritage,” includes the entire human record. The focus of our investigations, as is suggested by the phrase “Virtual World," is the 3D scientific simulation and how it can make possible experiences and experiments that – short of time travel – would otherwise not be possible.


PEOPLE

Bernard Frischer, Director
bernard.d.frischer[at]gmail.com

Matthew Brennan, Technical Director
matthewrbrennan[at]gmail.com

Kelly McClinton, Webmaster
mcclinton.k[at]gmail.com

SPONSORING INSTITUTION

Indiana University – School of Informatics and Computing

AFFILIATED FACULTY

Julie Van Voorhis, Art History

Steve Vinson, Egyptology