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Frischer, Bernard

Frischer, Bernard


Bernard Frischer, born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in 1949. Ph.D. from Heidelberg University. Professor of Informatics at Indiana University.

Theme Group Fellow (1 May 2015 – 30 June 2015)

Biographies of Buildings

Research Question

What are the best practices to digitize an historic building, to restore it digitally to its original condition, and to make it available on the Internet?

Project Description

Today, information technology makes it possible to make an accurate 3D digital model of an historic building or monument. My research concerns what we do after we have the model of the building as it appears today. How do we show its appearance in earlier phases of its history? How can we make the 3D models that result from our research available on the Internet so that it can be explored interactively by other scholars and by the general public?

Selected Publications

1) Frischer, B., 2014. “Cultural and Digital Memory: Case Studies from the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory,” in Memoria Romana. Memory in Rome and Rome in Memory, edited by K. Galinsky (Ann Arbor, 2014) 151-164.

2) Frischer, B., 2008. “From Digital Illustration to Digital Heuristics,” in Beyond Illustration: 2D and 3D Digital Technologies as Tools for Discovery in Archaeology, edited by Bernard Frischer and Anastasia Dakouri-Hild, BAR International Series 1805 (Oxford) v-xxiv.

3) Frischer, B., 2013. “Introduction with Remarks on Digital Restoration of the Richmond Caligula and Its Methodological Implications,” in Papers of the NEH Symposium “Caligula 3D,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 4, 2011, online publication at: http://digitalsculpture.org/papers/frischer/frischer_paper.html

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