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3D Pitoti

3D Pitoti Virtual Gallery

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Welcome to the McDonald Institute Gallery of Digital Archaeology.

"3D Pitoti" is an exhibition of digitally captured rock art from Valcamonica (BS) in the present-day italian Alps.

The word 'Pitoti' means 'little Puppet' in the local dialect. In our display the digital 'puppets' start to move, when the visitor gets close enough.

The three dimensional scans have been made with a specially created scanner and processed as part of the EU funded 3D Pitoti research project.

The exhibition asks: how did the artists, who made this prehistoric art, understand movement?

Please use the feedback boxes in the electronic visitor's book to tell us what you think of the gallery and the art its displays.

Curator: Dr Frederick Baker, Senior Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

Design, animation and computer engineering: Dipl. Ing. Marcel Karnapke, Bauhaus University, Weimar.

Project website: www.3D-Pitoti.EU

3D Pitoti is an European Union 7th Framework Programme - 3D-PITOTI ICT-2011-600545


The Final Event of the 3D Pitoti ERC- funded project will take place in Cambridge on January 18 and 19th, 2016. The first day will be held in the Howard Theatre and grounds of Downing College (adjacent to the Downing Site where the McDonald Institute and Archaeology are) from 9am to 7pm.

Pitoti 3Dflyer


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3D Pitoti