Paper in IEEE VIS2016 Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities

Our publication Immersive Analytics and Deep Maps - the Next Big Thing for Cultural Heritage & Archaeology was presented in the Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities organised during IEEE VIS2016. You can have a look at the accepted papers, news and updates from the workshop at Vis4dh.

We present two visions. Immersive analytics where the user can use new-technologies to directly explore and the information.
Deep maps, a way for experiencing a narrative through multi-faceted place-specific data.
Figure 1: We present two visions. Immersive analytics where the user can use new-technologies to directly explore and the information. Deep maps, a way for experiencing a narrative through multi-faceted place-specific data. [JPG]

Abstract

Archaeologists and cultural heritage experts explore complex data that is often highly interconnected, multifaceted, multi-dimensional, multi-typed and contains uncertain information. Moreover, questions posed by researchers regarding such data are often ill-defined (where it is difficult to guarantee an answer). We argue for new ways to interact with this data, making note that their analysis provides a ‘grand challenge’ for computer science and heritage researchers. We highlight two visions, inspired from the sub-fields of Immersive Analytics and Deep Maps, as enablers for allowing both experts and the general public to interact and explore heritage data. We use prehistoric data as a case study and discuss key technologies that need to develop further, to help accomplish these two visions.

Reference

  1. Roberts, J. C., Mearman, J. W., Ritsos, P. D., Miles, H. C., Wilson, A. T., Perkins, D., … Karl, R. (2016). Immersive Analytics and Deep Maps – the Next Big Thing for Cultural Heritage & Archaeology. In C. Collins, M. El-Assady, S. Jänicke, & D. Keim (Eds.), Visualization for Digital Humanities Workshop, IEEE Conference on Visualization (IEEE VIS 2016), Baltimore, MD, USA. [bib]