Ars Electronica Center
Deep Space Weekend: Cultural Heritage
Saturday & Sunday, December 5-6, 2015
(Linz, December 1, 2015) The Ars Electronica Center will take a high-definition look into the distant past this coming weekend. Visitors will get fascinating insights into the technologies that are being deployed today to digitize precious cultural treasures—for example, the Mona Lisa, and the city of Pompeii buried by lava from Mount Vesuvius—and to preserve them for coming generations. A speech by Christian Eichlseder of EF-TECH and Stefan Traxer of the Museum of the Province of Upper Austria will elaborate on traces the Romans left behind in Upper Austria and show how 3-D laser scans of the earth are helping to unlock secrets buried underground. Things will already be getting underway on Thursday, December 3 when the next Deep Space LIVE focuses on the Pacher Altar. Michael Zugmann, theologian at Linz’s Catholic Private University, and Lothar Schultes, art historian at the Museum of the Province of Upper Austria, will present the famous Gothic winged altar as captured in high-definition images by Linz photographer Florian Voggeneder.
Cultural Heritage: From the Mona Lisa to the “Million Room”
December 5 / 11:30 AM-12 Noon, 4:30-5 PM // December 6 / 1:30-2, 4:30-5 PM
3-D technology and high-definition photography are now being used to digitally capture precious cultural treasures and thereby to preserve them for posterity and to enable more people to experience them today. Among the visualizations to be presented are those of ancient Pompeii, the so-called Million Room in Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, and high-definition images of the Cellini Salt Cellar (Saliera).
Unseen Rome: Traces of the Romans in Upper Austria
December 5 / 3-4 PM
Christian Eichlseder of EF-TECH and Stefan Traxler of the Museum of the Province of Upper Austria will demonstrate how 3-D laser scan technology is being used in the field of archaeology. These devices make it possible to peer below the earth’s surface without having to excavate. Visitors will also get a look at archaeological projects that will be featured at the 2018 Province Expo (theme: The Romans along the Danube Limes).
Deep Space LIVE: The Pacher Altar
December 3 / 8-9 PM // December 6 / 11 AM-12 Noon
The Pacher Altar, a masterpiece by painter/sculptor Michael Pacher, is one of Austria’s most important Late Gothic winged altars, and, with its three display panels, Pacher’s only folding altarpiece (reredos) that is completely intact. In Deep Space 8K, Michael Zugmann, theologian at Linz’s Catholic Private University, and Lothar Schultes, art historian at the Museum of the Province of Upper Austria, will take a close-up look at this extraordinary altar using detailed images by Linz photographer Florian Voggeneder.
Millionenzimmer / Ars Electronica Futurelab / Printversion
Saliera / KHM / Printversion
Laserscan / DORIS / Printversion
Pacher-Altar / Florian Voggeneder / Printversion
Invisible Rome / RobertBa / Printversion