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Athena Plus Rome (10-02-2014)

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Günter Waibel

on 2 October 2014

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Transcript of Athena Plus Rome (10-02-2014)

Smithsonian X 3D launch
Public Reception
Traditional & Social Media
Live radio, live TV, national and int'l newspaper coverage, magazine articles, 15 million impressions on Twitter on launch day
Mark Croxford (Penn Charter School, Philadelphia) teaching Middle School
19 museums, 9 research centers, plus the National Zoo
138M objects and specimens
500 scientists - boots on the ground in 100 countries around the world
On display
< 1%
Official Avatar Movie
Freeformer - CAD Crank
Frank Gehry - Disney Concert Hall
Photo: Carol Highsmith
Profound implications for museums
Conveyors 2D
Conveyors 3D
Canvass size: 2.4 square meters
Digital image: 900 megapixels big (or 30,000 x 30,000 pixels)

Scaling up
The Idea
Thank you!
Chilean National Museum
image courtesy of Picturae
Live Demo
Live Demo
The Nation's T. rex
will save us!
Leveraging 3D technology in service of a museum mission
Günter Waibel
Director, Digitization Program Office
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