Volume XLII-2/W11
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 1025-1029, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-1025-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W11, 1025-1029, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-1025-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  05 May 2019

05 May 2019

ARISTOTLE’S MIRROR: COMBINING DIGITAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE

C. Rossi C. Rossi
  • Politecnico di Milano, Department ABC, Via Ponzio 31 Milano, Italy

Keywords: digital culture, material culture, archaeological restoration, valorisation, Saqqara, New Kingdom tombs

Abstract. This article focuses on the relationship between digital and material culture, and on the necessity to establish a dialogue between them centred on the needs of the latter, rather than led by the potential of the former. Our understanding of the material culture changes continuously, and the advent of the digital era represents a significant opportunity to improve and increase our knowledge. The application of modern technologies can only be implemented thanks to a strict collaboration between experts of digital and material culture, as the two points of view can offer fresh insights to one another. It is important to stress, however, that the application of modern technologies should be implemented in order to answer specific research questions, inspired by a precise underlying philosophy, and not simply by which technology is currently available and applicable.