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title: Not Just Another Pretty Face: Image and argument in an archaeological web site
author(s): Jenniffer Lewin, Mark Erhardt, and Mark D Gross
reference: Computer Assisted Architectural Design Futures 97, R. Junge, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 635-654., 1997 [pdf]
We are developing a web site with photorealistic animations and virtual reality walkthroughs of architecture and artifacts at an archaeological site in El Salvador to support research and teaching about household anthropology in sixth-century Meso-America. To counter the false sense of realism and truth these experiences often convey we have developed Image Arguments, a scheme for integrating with images the arguments and data that they are based on. We provide this contextual information using a server side database and client side Java applets, enabling viewers to examine the assumptions and the data behind the images.
Related projects: Ceren, PlaceMaker
last updated 10.5.2003 by Ellen Yi-Luen Do