Just a short list of impressions from the conference – interestingly mostly the same as from DigitalFossil 2012
- archaeologists and art historians are a decade ahead of palaeontologists with regards to some 3D techniques and databases.
- with regards to scanning per se we are up to date – people here face the same issues and make the same mistakes. I didn’t see anything that I didn’t see at DigitalFossil 2012.
- web based viewing with efficient streaming even of large objects is easily doable.
- 3D printing is just WOW! New materials allow incredible stuff.
- there are many smart and useful ways of presenting 2D and 3D data from collections via the web. it is surprising how DIFFICULT people make the task. Is that simply the protecting-my-bowl-of-rice phenomenon? Or opposition to anything “new”?
- modern techniques using interactive touch screens are overdue in exhibitions. THings work reliably and easily.