The History of the Future
Our keynote speaker Dr Alexy Karenowska from the Institute for Digital Archaeology will talk about the possibilities for cultural preservation and archaeology offered by technology. She has a particular interest in the application of 3D printing and machining technologies to the restoration or replication of damaged or destroyed archaeological structures and artefacts, and the development of new technologies for the characterization and preservation of heritage objects. She is also involved the development of dialogue about what cultural heritage is, what it means to today’s society, and how we can work as an international community to preserve it.
In April 2016, Dr Alexy Karenowska managed the IDA’s installation of a monumental-scale replica of the Triumphal Arch from Syria’s Palmyra site on Trafalgar Square in London and later in New York. This structure was produced by a combination of photogrammetry-based 3D computer modelling and state-of-the-art 3D machining in stone.