We’ve been talking about this kind of ideas a few months ago. We think that some of the historical corridor in Bandung have been badly damage because, mostly people can’t imagine what was the corridor supposed to be in their original form. The idea is to make detail 3d models of the buildings along the historical corridor, and make a sequential video that shows the all the changes that happen until now. “much cooler if we can make the video for the whole part of Bandung area”. Yeah well, it’s just a dream if we remember how bad historical documentation system in Bandung.
Frederic Kaplan has found an unconventional way to build a time machine. Rather than making a metal object (or, uh, a police call box) that whisks you through time and space, he wondered: Could a time machine be built out of information?
In today’s TED Talk, filmed at TEDxCaFoscariU, Kaplan previews the Venice Time Machine, a collaboration between Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne and Ca’ Fosari University, to make a geographical and historical simulation of this incredible city, whose past is perhaps the most well-documented in the world. The project is digitizing 80 kilometers of archives to re-create spaces that are now lost to time.
In a similar vein, Google recently opened up its Google Maps Engine, which lets ordinary people add rich data to Google Maps, so that “together we can organize the world’s geospatial information and make it accessible.” Last month, they revealed that…
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