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authors Serrato-Combe, Antonio
year 2002
title Visualizando el Pasado. El Caso del Templo Mayor de México [Visualizing the Past. Case of the Great Temple of Mexico]
source SIGraDi 2002 - [Proceedings of the 6th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Caracas (Venezuela) 27-29 november 2002, pp. 55-62
summary Like Ernesto Cardenal, Planet Earth is almost to the point of drinking, smoking, buying and eating the same identical items. Sadly, culture is not on the menu. This is poignantly true when the term culture relates to the appreciation of how countries and cultures came to be. Even history classes taught in elementary schools worldwide have chosen to dedicate more time and energies to the study of the immediate present rather than presenting to young minds the formidable cultural wealth thatwe inherited from our ancestors. This paper documents research in the field of virtual reconstructions of the past. It makes the point that in order to truly develop the bases of a solid appreciation of cultural patrimonies, virtual reconstructions of the past have to incorporate a willingness to achieve higher digital modeling and rendering qualities. And, they have to be well integrated into history courses at all education levels and through a variety of means of communication. In other words, our ability to explore, to interpret and to appropriately use digital tools needs to aspire to greater and more penetrating abilities to reconstruct the past.As a case study, the paper presents the theoretical reconstruction of the Aztec Templo Mayor in Mexico (1). The presentation includes animated sections, visualizations and animations, and how a variety of digital approaches was used to grasp and appreciate the very significant architectural contributions of the early inhabitants of the Americas.
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