The Metopes of Selinunte: Presentation of the Interactive CD-ROM

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ConferenceThe 21st International CIPA - The International Committee for Architectural Photogrammetry Symposium, October 1-6, 2007., Athens, Greece
AbstractThis paper describes the content and the rational of a CD-ROM that brings both the history and the technology enthusiast to a newlevel of cognition about Western European history. This bilingual (Italian/English) digital document allows the visitor access tohistorical information about the Metopes of Selinunte and the temples remains that are tributary of a larger and impressivearchaeological complex of Selinunte. A straightforward and convivial navigation through the menus provides a multitude ofinformation in the form of video, images, renderings, three-dimensional models created from reality, historical and scientific articles,and texts that cover the many facets of this archaeological site. Features were programmed in Macromedia DirectorTM to embellishand ease the navigation through the multimedia information that might in some cases frighten novice users of this new type of digitalcontent. Special attention was invested in using spatial information effectively in order to facilitate the understanding of the artefactsdisplayed in the museum room. A documentary, a backstage movie, a 3D animation, a number of interviews with experts and interactive windows with the virtualized sculptures are fundamental to this rich-media cultural product.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49361
NPARC number8913271
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