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Computer Visualization as a Tool for Historic Preservation and Education
Thursday, 10 - 10:15 am
Room 511AB

This paper discusses the ability of computer visualization to address many of the common pitfalls associated with historic preservation and the study of historic sites. Often, structures of historical significance are inaccessible to a large percentage of the public, due to structural concerns, distance, or handicapped accessibility, among other reasons. Additionally, it is not economically viable to preserve all existing structures in the United States, as the 50-year mark for Historic Register status approaches for more sites. Viewing historic locations provides a tangible link to history and strengthens historical connections during the educational process. Computer visualization of historically significant buildings can enrich distance learning and first-hand experience.

Christopher P. Redmann
Drexel University

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