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September 20, 2018

Conference alert: #DigiDoc2018 is coming to Scotland in October


Since it’s a conference announcement, I’ll let the organizers explain in their own words:

Great news, DigiDoc is back for 2018. Aimed at industry professionals and academics, our three-day conference is taking place at the Engine Shed ( in Stirling, Scotland between 10 and 12 October 2018. We’ll be joined by a range of speakers from across the globe to showcase the very latest innovation in digital documentation and visualisation. Full info here:

Delivered by the Engine Shed, part of Historic Environment Scotland, and supported by Stirling Council, DigiDoc is sponsored by Leica Geosystems, a leading provider of premium 3D laser scanning equipment and services

Research and Innovation Seminar Wednesday 10 Oct 2018

New to the 2018 programme is a Research and Innovation Seminar on Wednesday 10 October before DigiDoc kicks off.  Hear from leading researchers and practitioners who are using digital technologies to understand and interpret cultural heritage assets. From ancient brochs to historic musical instruments you’ll be amazed at what conservation bodies and museums can now capture through digital technologies with the purpose of conserving, monitoring and managing their assets.

Get your tickets here:

DigiDoc Conference Thursday 11 Oct – Friday 12 Oct 2018

Immerse yourself in our unique two-day conference and learn from internationally-renowned digital pioneers, innovators and technology developers in the entertainment, technology and culture fields. We’ll also close day one with whisky tasting and a ceilidh.

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This year we’re excited to welcome speakers from a variety of digital backgrounds: to name but a few, Vince Rossi from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington will talk about the digitisation of the US Government’s collections and animation and visual effects company Tippett Studios, whose credentials include sequences in the Star Wars and Jurassic Park, will join us in Stirling from California to explore how animation can help reconstruct the past. Anthony Geffen of multi award-winning production company Atlantic Productions will share his work in immersive storytelling on projects with David Attenborough and Professor Stephen Hawking, and the team from the Forbidden City will explain how they are deploying digital technology to aid interpretation and accessibility. If that wasn’t enough, Maxime Durand from gaming giant Ubisoft will share how they’re taking Assassins Creed beyond gaming and into learning, while advances in virtual reality (VR), 3D on the web and special effects will be explored by a variety of speakers from Sketchfab, Historic Environment Scotland and Glasgow School of Art.  Louise Brand from 4D Max will talk about their work in capturing the real world through 3D scanning and making it part of films, from Batman to Guardians of the Galaxy, Gravity to Game of Thrones.

Check out the full list of speakers and timetable:

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