CHSOS presented with University of California San Diego an Augmented Reality app – ARtifact
During the second week of November, collaborators from CISA3 Samantha Stout and David Vanoni joined forces in Florence to present a poster in the Scientific Symposium at the General Assembly of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). The symposium was titled “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” and the poster was part of Theme 5: Emerging tools for conservation practice.
The Symposium was packed with many interesting speakers, and the five themes ran in simultaneous sessions. Even though the CHSOS and CISA3 team was only accepted for a poster and not a talk, when the session chairs noticed that a few speakers did not show, Samantha and David got the chance to give a demo of the application in action! During the closing ceremony of the Assembly, when the session chairs gave their final reports the impromptu talk was recognized for the quality of the work and the dedication of the presenters. The poster described a case study for new features on the augmented reality tablet application that David has been developing as part of his thesis work in Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD. For this recent development we used the technical photography and XRF data collected on a piece of traditionally decorated 1920’s Sicilian cart. Data have been published . The app allowed to incorporate the XRF data from Samantha’s analysis on the technical photographs and to create maps of the point studied and add annotations.
 D. Vanoni, M. Seracini, F. Kuester “ARtifact: Tablet-Based Augmented Reality for Interactive Analysis of Cultural Artifacts” Multimedia (ISM), 2012 IEEE International Symposium, 2012, pp 44-49.  A. Cosentino, S. Stout “Photoshop and Multispectral Imaging for Art Documentation” e-Preservation Science, 11, 91–98, 2014. [ws_table id=”4″]