Visualising the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon: digital models as research tools in buildings archaeology
Graham discovered this while doing some background reading for his Shakespeare400 build.
History builds are of great interest to both amateur historians and roleplayers who want to get a feel for environments that shaped both events and people in bygone times. Professional historians and archaeologists have, however, expressed concerns regarding the inability of history builds to factor in uncertainty. This led in 2009 to the development of the so-called “London Charter for the computer-based visualisation of cultural heritage”. Of course, one can also see history builds as learning opportunities and the term “reimagine” often used in this context provides for using OpenSim as a platform for data integration, for posing new questions and hence identifying the limits of our understanding as well as occasionally pushing them back.
Giles, K., Masinton, A., & Arnott, G. (2012). Visualising the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon: digital models as research tools in buildings archaeology. Internet Archaeology, (32). http://doi.org/10.11141/ia.32.1
Model (Unity WebGL): http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue32/1/guild-chapel/index.html
3DVISA (list of history builds): http://3dvisa.cch.kcl.ac.uk/projectlist.html
London Charter: http://www.londoncharter.org/