CyArk Digital Reconstruction of Manzanar, Topaz and Tule Lake

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Conference/Presentation

Mar 201316
1:00p.m.

JAMuseum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Imagine visiting one of the WWII Wartime Relocation Authority concentration camps, looking at what is today a barren landscape but being able to see on a handheld device a computer-generated image of what used to be In the very spot that you are looking at. Not only that, but imagine being able to hear the voice of a former internee describing what life was like when people were imprisoned there.

We are excited to announce that CyArk, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the digital preservation of cultural heritage sites, will be at JAMsj on March 16, presenting the results of its 2011 grant program to digitally preserve and virtually reconstruct the confinement sites of Manzanar, Topaz, and Tule Lake. CyArk has used the latest in 3D technology to capture the historic remains of the three sites. Working in partnership with the National Park Service and independent researchers, CyArk used historic information and its own recently captured 3D data to develop comprehensive historic models of the three camps. Each camp was digitally reconstructed to include the unique elements of each site, including gardens and other landscape features.
 
CyArk's presentation will explain the process used to develop the models, including an explanation of the latest technology used in the project. The presentation will feature a live demonstration of the models and various interpretive elements soon available to the public. It will also demonstrate how to access the robust database of information developed during the project.

CyArk is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California. CyArk's mission is the digital preservation of the world's important monuments and sites. It works to ensure that these tangible testaments to human history will not be lost to future generations.
 
Cost: Entry is free with admission to the museum (non-members, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).
 Seating is limited, so please email PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org or call the JAMsj office at (408) 294-3138 to reserve your spot today.

 

JAMsj . Last modified Mar 04 2013 9:46 a.m.


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