6th July 2018, 10am - 12pm
Elmwood Building Common Room
You are invited to a Blooming Great Tea Party!
The Centre for Data Digitisation & Analysis is hosting a tea party in aid of Marie Curie, Friday 6th July in the Elmwood Common Room. Please come along between 10am-12pm and help us make our tea party a sweet success for a blooming great cause! If you can't join us, why not make a donation to Marie Curie via our JustGiving webpage (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CDDABloomingGreatTeaParty) or simply text 'TEA3B5K' to 70140 to donate £5*.
Are you a star baker? Know someone who is? If you would like to bake (or fake) something scrumptious to help us out, your help would be greatly appreciated! Please let our Chief Tea Maker Rachel Tracey (email@example.com) know if you would like to contribute. If you require eggs for your baking, do have a word with Patricia Warke (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will pass on your message to her lovely hens Jingle and Bell (limited stock available).
Hope to see you all next Friday for a tea-riffic morning!
- The CDDA Team
*Anyone donating via text will be charged £5 plus one message at their standard network rate.
Updated News 8th May 2018
The Digital Heritage and Engagement team at Living Legacies are always looking at new ways to use technology to share work on World War One. We are particularly interested in Virtual and Augmented reality technology. Virtual reality creates a totally new environment which a user would normally experience using a headset. Augmented reality uses your existing environment and overlays computer-generated information. Many of you will have seen some of the 3D scans of WW1 artefacts developed by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis for National Museums Northern Ireland where on a standard phone, tablet or computer screen you can view objects which appear to be in 3D. See https://tinyurl.com/y8bgyjft for an example.
We are currently testing ‘hyperphotos’ which are small photos which when viewed on a phone or tablet play a video associated with the picture. We include an example in the Newsletter. To view this in virtual reality you’ll need to download the Lifeprint Photos App available for Apple and Android phones. Just visit the relevant app store and search for the app. There’s no need to register to use the app. Once downloaded just click on the option to view a photo and watch the Newsletter hyperphoto come to life. We think many community projects will be interested in this technology as a new way of engaging with the public.
Matterport 3D Photography
Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at QUB (Click here to view full screen)
Supported by Peter McCready - Utilising cutting-edge True3D/VR structured-light scanning and associated cloud-processing technologies in order to digitally capture and reconstruct a fully navigable, immersive and thoroughly engaging ’3D Space’ of the Centre’s IT laboratory (with conventional 360 degree panoramas for the exterior), fully explorable via web browser using any modern desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device or via integrated virtual reality using Samsung/Oculus GearVR, Google Daydream or Google Cardboard. Features will include an ‘Inside View’ allowing visitors to move fluidly around the almost as if they were really there, a proprietary ‘Dollhouse View’ for a total sense of the space, a ‘Floorplan View’ for an orthogonal, top-down perspective and ’Mattertag Posts’ anchored to points in the 3D model facilitating the addition of the Centre’s services and project supplied hyper linkable text descriptions, photos, videos or audio files. In short, a 3D walkthrough experience like no other, more examples can be seen below:
Belfast Room in the Ulster Museum (NMNI) (Click here to view full screen)
Belfast of the Ulster Museum (NMNI) (Click here to view full screen)
Please see the launch of the digitising Scotland project website - sharing recent news, the project blog and twitter site. It also gives information on the research potential from this valuable dataset.