Ashes2Art is an innovative interdisciplinary and collaborative concept that combines art history, archaeology, web design, 3D animation and digital panoramic photography to recreate monuments of the ancient past online. It focuses on a web-based, open-source presentation of its materials conducted by faculty and undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University and Arkansas State University. The current stage of the program examines 4th century BCE Delphi, Greece.
Professors Flaten, Gill and Olsen with students at Olympia (above), Ephesus (upper right) and Knossos (right)
Reconstruction of the plunge bath from the East, in the gymnasium complex
Reconstruction and photograph of the plunge bath from the South West (summer 2007)
In addition to digital models, flythroughs, QT panoramas, essays, high resolution photographs, primary and secondary source links, and extensive bibliographies that the project currently provides, Ashes2Art hopes to incorporate: • A GIS database • Online image database • Laser scans of monuments, topography, and objects in the Delphi museum • Online resource for vetting digital reconstruction projects and tools worldwide • Websites: www.coastal.edu/ashes2art orwww.clt.astate.edu/digitaldelphi/About.html