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Introduction to Special Issue on Interacting with the Past
Martin Hachet, Matteo Dellepiane
Article No.: 6e
The Revealing Flashlight: Interactive Spatial Augmented Reality for Detail Exploration of Cultural Heritage Artifacts
Brett Ridel, Patrick Reuter, Jeremy Laviole, Nicolas Mellado, Nadine Couture, Xavier Granier
Article No.: 6
Cultural heritage artifacts often contain details that are difficult to distinguish due to aging effects such as erosion. We propose the revealing flashlight, a new interaction and visualization technique in spatial augmented reality that...
Ray-on, an On-Site Photometric Augmented Reality Device
Emmanuel Durand, Frederic Merienne, Christian Pere, Patrick Callet
Article No.: 7
As buildings from ancient times wither away or are transformed or destroyed, it becomes increasingly difficult to figure what it looked like back then. Virtual reality is a great tool to handle this role, although it often implies a...
This article describes the design and implementation of the Pure Land projects, consisting of two visualization systems and their respective applications, Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang  and Pure Land...
Interacting with Virtual Reconstructions in Museums: The Etruscanning Project
Eva Pietroni, Andrea Adami
Article No.: 9
Starting from our experience in this domain, we discuss some fundamental concepts about the potentialities of the virtual reconstructions of cultural sites inside museums, with a specific focus on the communication needs, the design, the...
Capture, Modeling, and Recognition of Expert Technical Gestures in Wheel-Throwing Art of Pottery
S. Manitsaris, A. Glushkova, F. Bevilacqua, F. Moutarde
Article No.: 10
This research has been conducted in the context of the ArtiMuse project that aims at the modeling and renewal of rare gestural knowledge and skills involved in the traditional craftsmanship and more precisely in the art of wheel-throwing pottery....
Interacting with the Andrea Palladio Works: The History of Palladian Information System Interfaces
S. Baldissini, M. Gaiani
Article No.: 11
This article describes the evolution of an information system (IS) of Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio di Vicenza and the related interfaces from the first standalone on a CD-ROM system to the current web-based and...
IsoCam: Interactive Visual Exploration of Massive Cultural Heritage Models on Large Projection Setups
Fabio Marton, Marcos Balsa Rodriguez, Fabio Bettio, Marco Agus, Alberto Jaspe Villanueva, Enrico Gobbetti
Article No.: 12
We introduce a novel user interface and system for exploring extremely detailed 3D models in a museum setting. Three-dimensional models and associated information are presented on a large projection surface controlled by a touch-enabled surface...
Design of an Interactive Experience with Medieval Illuminations: A Journey into the Beauty and Meaning of Medieval Portuguese Manuscripts
N. Correia, T. Romão, A. Ricardo, T. Mota, M. J. Melo, R. Castro, R. Carvalho, A. Miranda
Article No.: 13
This article presents the design, implementation, and evaluation of an interactive installation to explore color in medieval illuminations and their context. The main goal of the installation is to promote wide dissemination of Portuguese medieval...