Owen Murray Photographing LD 177 at Luxor Temple Using a Large Format Camera with a CFV-50c Digital Back and Strobe Light

Apr 27, 2021

The Chicago House method is rooted in an epigraphic tradition where attention to detail and the expertise of artists, photographers, and Egyptologists work in concert to form the foundation of the documentation process. The result is precise, accurate, information-rich facsimile drawings that would be unobtainable if any constituent parties were removed.

In digitalEPIGRAPHY's latest article, authors, Survey Senior Digital Photographer Owen Murray and International Heritage Visualization Guru Alexis Pantos use the Survey's first-ever “digital native” prototype to explore how the rapidly evolving field of digital and 3D publishing may work in concert with print publication to further the original aims of a project. In particular, it looks at preliminary work adapting for-print 2D data for online 3D presentation. It reflects on how, when, and where these technologies can be used and how such technologies intersect with the needs, aims, and ethos of the Chicago House approach.

This highly informative article was first presented as part of the ARCE (American Research Center in Egypt) Annual Virtual Meeting, held between April 22-25, 2021. If you'd like to know more about how the Survey's documentation method evolves beyond the traditional line drawing, follow this link to read Owen and Alexis' article here!

The article also contains the full streamable version of Owen Murray's original ARCE talk.

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