Peter Higgs - Kings College London
On the 15th of October 2022, XRchiving.London brought together a dynamic assembly of experts in the fields of heritage and location-based technology at King's College London's Great Hall. The one-day event aimed to delve into the exciting possibilities of how new immersive technologies could uncover London's rich history, bringing to light the wealth of stories and data that have positioned the city as a world leader in commerce, science, literature, and media over the centuries. Additionally, the event sought to examine how new location-based technologies might make London's public spaces more inclusive and informative.
The gathering also served as a platform for exploring the creation of a location-based archive for heritage and community data. The Great Hall at King's College London welcomed a vibrant community of experts, including archivists, archaeologists, urban planners, architects, building information managers, software and games designers, data scientists, and specialists in digital humanities. Collectively, the attendees aimed to identify innovative immersive technologies for digital place-making, formulate principles for spatial archiving, and evaluate the implications of the digital Public Realm to further the understanding of technology's role in preserving and promoting London's rich heritage.
"XRchiving.London featured presentations on the role of data in cultural place-making and the impact of urban design and architecture on society. The event also hosted panel discussions about the nature of the digital Public Realm and its potential for growth. It showcased two London-based Augmented Reality heritage projects that serve as prototypes for the Digital City, making their world debut."
"King's College London is a world-renowned institution, known for its rich history, academic excellence, and commitment to innovation and progress. With a long-standing historical reputation, it provides students with top-notch education and a supportive, inclusive community.
The University has a storied history of attracting high-achieving and influential individuals and boasts a rich legacy of trailblazers and pioneers, including Florence Nightingale, James Clerk Maxwell, Sir Charles Lyell, Professor Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, Sir James Black, and Dame Cicely Saunders. Each of these luminaries has left an indelible mark on modern life through their groundbreaking advancements.
Furthermore, King's has a proud tradition of fostering creative writers of exceptional talent, such as John Keats, Thomas Hardy, W.S. Gilbert, and Virginia Woolf. These literary giants, nurtured within the walls of King's College London, have profoundly influenced the literary world.
These are just a few examples of the many accomplished individuals who have passed through the halls of King's College London. With its rich history and unwavering commitment to excellence, it is no surprise that so many talented and impactful people have chosen to study here."
"On the 29th of February 2012, Her Majesty The Queen graced the auspicious occasion with her presence at the official opening of the East Wing. This magnificent structure now serves as the grand entrance to King's College London, marking a momentous milestone in the institution's rich history. After 180 years of existence, King's College has finally achieved its dream of occupying the East Wing, heralding a new chapter in its legacy on the Strand."
"The King's College London Archives, including the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, house a distinctive and globally significant collection of historical records and printed materials. These archives are preserved to ensure their accessibility to King's College students, faculty, and associates, as well as the global research community and the general public. Both external researchers and King's College London staff and students are welcome to use the Archives Reading Room.
If you're seeking further information about the upcoming conference or wish to stay updated on its developments, please contact Geoff Browell at email@example.com, Rob Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tam McDonald at email@example.com."
"Have you ever wished to travel back in time and explore the enchanting streets of old London? Cradle of English has unlocked the power of immersive technology, allowing you to embark on a breathtaking journey through the history of Fleet Street. Welcome to the world of Immerzeo – a revolutionary experience that transports you to the ancient quarter of the city, where you can traverse the alleyways, nooks, and crannies of this remarkable district. The possibilities of immersive technology are endless, and Cradle of English has harnessed its potential to make history come alive.
Through the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality, Immerzeo brings the past into the present. Immerzeo takes you beyond the limitations of traditional video and audio tours, immersing you in a world of wonder and discovery. Open an Immerzeo and let the adventure begin. Follow the arrows and click your way through the streets, uncovering the secrets of the past as you go."
"Each information point reveals a piece of history, highlighting the people and places that once made Fleet Street so remarkable. Although these people and places are long gone, Immerzeo brings them back to life, allowing you to witness their stories in a way previously thought impossible. Join us on a journey of imagination and innovation, as we transport you far beyond the confines of traditional education and tourism."
"Tam McDonald is an accomplished writer, entrepreneur, and mentor who has called the United Kingdom home for over 40 years. Born in America and raised in Canada, Tam offers a unique perspective as a passionate advocate for London, which he believes to be the most vibrant city in the world. With a deep love for language and a keen interest in philosophy and poetry, Tam remains a lifelong student of the forces that have shaped London into a cultural and intellectual hub. He's also a fervent enthusiast and ambassador for the fields of artificial intelligence and smart cities, constantly exploring how technology can transform our ways of living and working. As a mentor at the prestigious London Business School, Tam is dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders achieve their full potential. Through his work and varied interests, Tam's passion for London and his unwavering curiosity continue to leave a lasting impact on the world around him."
~ Patrick Rothfuss