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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 472.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 07:51:08 +0000
             From: "Melissa Terras"
             Subject: New Discussion List: VISTA

    (Apologies for Cross Posting!)

    This new mailbase discussion list is devoted to three dimensional
    visualisation, reconstruction and presentation standards in Archaeology and
    the Humanities. As digital technology advances, landscape, monument, and
    artefact reconstruction and visualisation techniques allow for more and
    more sophisticated forms of representation. Unlike other types of
    reconstruction, (for example, pottery, fresco or even drawing) there are no
    agreed strategies for immediately allowing the viewer to discern what parts
    of a digital representation are founded on metric data, how reliable or
    complete that data is, and which parts of a presentation are speculative.
    The object of this list is to allow academics, researchers, and other
    interested parties to discuss the feasibility, suitability, and nature of
    any form of standards or conventions.

    VISTA can be accessed at http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/vista/
    and you can join the list at http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/vista/join.html


    The VISTA co-ordinators,
    Stuart Jeffrey <S.Jeffrey@archaeology.arts.gla.ac.uk>
    William Kilbride <wgk1@york.ac.uk>
    Melissa Terras <melissa.terras@engineering-science.oxford.ac.uk>

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