Digital Humanists Build Time Machines

Visiting Ancient Egypt

Giza 3D gives virtual tourists access to an immersive environment simulating the Great Pyramids, complete with ’ancient funeral rites’: a collaboration between Dassault Systèmes and the Harvard Peabody Museum.

The collections and repositories that these institutions house live or die as a function of the communities that animate them, whether now or in the future. And there is no inherent reason why such animation should be provided only by bona fide researchers and scholars, rather than by students of all ages, citizen scholars, collectors, or merely curious internauts.

(Historically Informed) Time Travel, Jeffrey Schnapp, Harvard MetaLab