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Distinguished Innovator Speaker Series: Blurring the Lines Between Virtual & Physical Realities: The Power of Big Data Analytics
May 27, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blurring the Lines Between Virtual & Physical Realities: The Power of Big Data Analytics
What does a Czech Roman Catholic Chapel made out of 70,000 human skeletons, the largest bat caves in the world and Jesus resting place, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem have in common? They are some of the most fascinating places in the world that are also inaccessible, dangerous or too fragile to visit or study. Protection for these special locations is limited because they are hidden from governing bodies, conservators and the public. Today, protection of these incredible venues relies on secrecy; our understanding of them based on fragmentary data and anecdotal interpretation.
Greg will take us for a virtual tour to some of the world’s most intriguing, fragile, hidden and unspoken locations via the use of groundbreaking sensing innovations resulting in the production of precision photogrammetry models. We will look at how these techniques facilitate non-destructive experimentation in the lab and invoke interest from the general public, clearing the way for a better era of protection and understanding. There are still enormous regions of uncharted, undocumented and largely unknown places on earth. You will leave the presentation having explored some of these rarefied sites.
Greg Passmore has been focused on computational imaging for the past 38 years, earning numerous patents and industry technical awards. With applications in such diverse areas as medicine, digital replication and motion pictures, his clients have included governments, national labs, Hollywood studios and industry. Splitting his time between the lab and fieldwork, Greg has taken his instruments around the world into jungles, war zones, crypts, caves and deep ocean trenches where he has shot widely acclaimed and award-winning creative documentaries.