Retroscaping

In addition to Retrocomputing and VintageScientificComputing, I have an interest in history more broadly. Specifically, I am interested in historical reconstruction (a la the holodeck in Star Trek: TNG) and the potential of VR to help facilitate accurate depictions of past places and cultures.

I propose to use the noun retroscape ("A landscape or setting filled with things from the past." according to Wiktionary) as a verb to refer to such virtual reconstructions. I believe in using historical data aggregated from multiple sources (archives, historical societies, flea markets, cartographers, etc) to re-animate humanity's collective past.

Below I list links related to the fields and tools that are most necessary to facilitate this interest.

Geography

Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is the science/engineering/art of generating 3d objects by inferring their shape from 2d photos.

Photography

360 Degree Photography

Conversion of Illustrations and Grayscale Photographs to Photorealistic 3d Models


Hobbies

Retroscaping (last edited 2019-10-26 23:18:43 by Jaipel)