World Summit on the Information Society’s award - : French creativity in the spotlight thanks to an innovative web application for the development of cultural heritage.
WSA 2013 - World Summit on the Information Society’s award - : French creativity in the spotlight thanks to an innovative web application for the development of cultural heritage.
"Jumièges 3D", a French digital production competing with over 450 other projects from a hundred countries on five continents, was crowned in Colombo during the ceremony awards of the World Summit on the Information Society. This meeting, under the auspices of the United Nations, took place in the presence of the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka.
WSA award recognizes the creative use of interactive digital media that is both innovative and focused on the values of sharing information with civil society.
The application which was created by the company "Graphic Design and Heritage" (AGP)* was produced with financial support from the General Council of Seine-Maritime (France). The application competed in the e-culture and tourism category and was selected by an international jury to be ranked first among the most innovative digital devices in the world! The powerful nature of its technology and the quality of its design were particularly appreciated. The technology used is "trendy" but the user interface is "extremely simple".
JUMIEGES 3D allows for everyone to be able to see in three dimensions, on-site or remotely through the Internet, the various components of the Benedictine abbey built in the 7th century. Through this avant-garde technology, one can travel from the 8th to the 18th century in the Abbey of Jumièges.
Thanks to this mobile technique of augmented reality and substituted reality developed by the AGP team, one can witness Jumièges as it was before its partial destruction.
It is an incentive to travel and an enhancement of the visit that the application offers. The public is given the opportunity to travel through time effortlessly admiring a spectacular view, with added detail and information, both in situ and from their own home.
This impressive use of interactive digital media has aroused an interest in the tourism industry and has contributed to an enhancement of cultural heritage.
Mr Didier HAPPE, Co- Manager of ART GRAPHIQUE ET PATRIMOINE emphasized that this award gives his company international recognition and "highlights French know-how in the field of culture".
Specialised in cultural, ancient and monumental heritage, “Art Graphique et Patrimoine” (graphic art and heritage) is the French leader in scanning and modeling of architecture and works of art, for architects and historical sites.
In the past 20 years, AGP has worked on more than 1,000 historical sites and museums in France and abroad, including the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the Mont Saint-Michel, the Chateau de Versailles, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and the Louvre Museum as well as a host of monuments in Albania, Madagascar, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Somalia ...
AGP creates digital layout applications to showcase heritage sites. Augmented reality applications like that of the Abbey of Jumièges but also the one for the Chateau de Vincennes and 3D renditions of works exposed in the Louvre in Lens, in the Museum of History in Marseille and the cloister of Saint Trophimus in Arles are examples of their expertise. AGP uses the latest technology available in laser scanning, photogrammetry, videogrammetry and 3D restitution.
Do visit their website: http://www.artgp.fr/englishversion.html