What data matters to you? How can information be seen? Read about the visualization techniques we use and how you can apply them to your work.
INSIGHT's field survey of several important ancient quarries in Upper Egypt led to an unexpected discovery, and surprising onward development of the data.
Mayaskies.net, a new site created by INSIGHT, provides open source data and tools for researchers, educators and full dome film producers.
The French Archaeological Mission in Thebes is using INSIGHT staff and data to help prepare their eventual publication of the Temple of Ramses II.
National Parks Service archaeologists at Mesa Verde peer in on areas too fragile to access via INSIGHT's tall tripods.
Archaeologist Jean-Luc Martinez used laser scan data to validate his idea: the well-known Omphalos sculpture once rested on a column of dancers.
INSIGHT worked with California State Parks to reproduce Angel Island inscriptions in NYC for MOCA.
CyArk and Chapiter Construction joined forces with INSIGHT to erect a historic stone portal on the USF campus.
Using a 1962 Institut Géographique National survey of Western Thebes, we helped build a 3D model required for current archaeological work.
Read about INSIGHT's work over the last ten years, then join us in making plans for our next decade.
The sciences have never been richer in data. From static formulas to dynamic simulations, science is shifting. Archaeologists use digital proxies both for scientific study and as a hedge against the destruction of artifacts. Climate scientists see the world through data, and see their data through visualizations. Marine biologists discover new species in the deep sea using remote data collection at great depths. Building engineers manipulate digital jig saw pieces in simulated space before transforming the actual world.
The product of more than four years of work, INSIGHT is proud to launch a repository for the data collected during the making of the full dome film Tales of the Maya Skies. The site contains 3D data and photography of objects from the Maya site Chichen Itza, complemented by articles and video that describe how to work with the data using open source software.
INSIGHT Projects, spanning 2000-2010.
Explore Egypt's ancient quarries on the Nile with the INSIGHT team in this 2010 National Geographic Channel film.
Philippe Martinez and Kevin Cain introduce INSIGHT's work with Dr. Christian Leblanc's team in the tomb of Ramses II.
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INSIGHT works to document and visualize the human record.
For cultural heritage specialists, INSIGHT acts as a bridge between the disciplines of archaeology, art history, computer graphics, and computer vision. For the general public, INSIGHT fosters interest in archaeology through the lively digital media we create.