- The Virtualised and Visualised Gallery - Eastside Projects: KVL in collaboration with the Visualisation Research Unit, Birmingham City University will create a comparative exploration of the creative and curatorial potential of four different virtual environments, including activities in OpenSim and X3D. Creating pilot 3D online, user-customisable version of the Eastside Projects Gallery, Birmingham and its collection, and providing a platform for the creation of natively virtual and mixed reality contemporary artworks. Funded by Arts Council England 2009-10.
- The Cornish Ordinalia Project: Pilot project headed by KVL in collaboration with the Cornish Language Partnership to create a virtual performance by native cornish speakers of the opening scene of Origo Mundi. The recording will be used in connection with KVL's Piran Round Theatre in THEATRON 3, Second Life Project.
- Villa at Boscoreale: King's Visualisation Lab has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York to digitally reassemble the architecture and sumptuous, but widely dispersed, frescoes and mosaics of this villa.
- Implementing The London Charter in Second Life: tools and tutorials for the digitisation of cultural heritage in Multi-User Virtual Environments. A collaborative, bi-lingual development of tools, guides and a heritage visualisation ontology to aid in the implementation, in virtual worlds, of The London Charter. By KVL and the Corso do Informatica Umanistica (INFOUMA), University of Pisa, funded by the British Council & Ministero dell'Universita e della Ricerca.
- Villa of Oplontis: The largest and most sumptuous Roman villa ever to be discovered; funded by the NEH and Leverhulme Trust, King's Visualisation Lab is working closely with Prof. John Clarke at the University of Texas, and the Superintendent of Pompeii/Herculanium to complete a 3d digital model, in both static and interactive, virtual world versions, fully documenting he architecture and decor of the Villa.
- Rhythmic Spaces: A mixed reality performance by Michael Takeo Magruder and KVL, taking place simultaneously in real space with actual performers, and in Second Life virtual world with virtual space and scenic environment projected back into the actual space, and performed before a live audience. www.takeo.org/downloads/mtm_rhythmic-spaces.pdf
- Vitruvian World: Mixed reality artwork by Michael Takeo Magruder and KVL, combining a real-time generator of temples built according to Vitruvian formulae with three distinctive approaches to presence in the world and the virtual world. www.takeo.org/downloads/mtm_the-vitruvian-world.pdf
- THEATRON 3: Second Life Educational Undertakings in Theatre History. Funded by the Eduserv foundation, KVL will head a consortium to create learning environments and innovative pedagogy relating to twenty fully navigable iconic European theatres in the Second Life Virtual World.
- The Theatres at Pompeii: The first ever full scientific site survey of the Large Theatre at Pompeii and small, roofed theatre/odeion. KVL, in collaboration with Prof. Frank Sear, University of Melbourne, created detailed, measured, textured models of the architecture. Funded by the British Academy 2007-2008.
- The London Charter: This is an international grouping of prominent heritage visualisation experts, led by Beacham, Denard (KVL), Franco Niccolucci and Sorin Hermon. With support by EPOCH, 3DVisA, Arts and Humanities Research Council ICT Methods Network, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The London Charter provides guidelines for the use of 3-dimensional visualisation in the research and communication of cultural heritage while seeking to establish what is required for 3d visualisation to be, and to be seen to be, as intellectually rigorous and robust as any other research method. www.londoncharter.org
Body and Mask in Ancient Theatre Space: The project will apply
advanced 3 dimensional technologies to study the practice of ancient
mask theatre. AHRC, May 2006.
Kew Grew: 3D landscape and buildings visualisation generated for
12 min DVD exhibit. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Launch date 25th
VISA: A 3D Visualisation in the Arts Network supporting users
of 3D visualisation in the Arts and Humanities in UK universities.
Space: This project will focus on advanced methodologies for tracking
and documenting the cognitive process in 3-dimensional visualisation-based
research. AHRC ICT Methods Network,
4000, University of Warwick 40th Anniversary Fund and Others,
November 2004, with Dr Stephen Hill, Campus Archaeologist, £6,000.
3D Interactive Map of University Campus visualising 4000 years
of history onsite, and installations.
Settlements on Westwood Campus. Project directed by Dr. Stephen
Hill, funded project.
History Project, directed by Dr Jon Burrows and Dr. Martin Pumphrey,
Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick
Research Development Fund, 2004. 3D Visualisation of architectural
and social history of British cinemas.
School of Archaeology in Athens: prehistoric site of Filakopí
on Milos, Greece, July 2004. Martin Blazeby worked with the BSA
site Directors, Dr Neil Brodie of the McDonald Institute, Cambridge
and Professor Lord Renfrew, interpreting archaeological survey
data into a virtual reality visualisation. This was the first
time that the BSA had used 3D visualisation techniques to interpret
archaeology and Mr Blazeby has been invited to undertake further
work in July 2005.
(Royal Shakespeare Company) Stratford-upon-Avon Redevelopment
Project: architectural visualisations for the RSC's development
and planning department assisting promotion of major redevelopment
and construction work.
Colchester: real-time navigable model and user interface for Virtual
Cottage: QuickTime tour for Virtual Experience Company.
Abbey: 3d reconstruction and user interface for Virtual Experience
Theatre: 3d reconstruction of historic theatre, and motion capture
work for researchers in Theatre History, University of Bristol
Recombination Project: 3D visualisation of genetic process for
researchers in Biological Sciences, University of Warwick.
3D visualisations for online educational resource.
Reality and Theatre History, HEFCE SRIF 2, August 2003, £70,000.
Advanced ChromaKey, motion capture, and Mixed Reality equipment.
of Theatre - From the Greeks to Shakespeare CD-ROM: Multimedia
content, 3D modeling and interface design.
JISC Exchange for Learning Programme, 9 May 2002, £150,000.
Embedding advanced electronic resources in teaching and learning.
Appia: Virtual Reconstructions and Performances. AHRB, May 2002,
Leverhulme Trust: £55,000 for Investigating Pompeian Wall
Paintings through Virtual Reality. Co-Director, Dr. Hugh Denard.
Joint Information Systems Committee: £150,000 for "ARCHES:
Antiquity-Related Collections Harnessed for Educational Scenarios".
A Programme for Developing Digitally Based Teaching Applications
and Materials. Co-Director, Dr. Hugh Denard. 2002-2004. http://www.warwick.ac.uk/ETS/arches/
Arts and Humanities Research Board: £102,000 for "Adolphe
Appia at Hellerau: Virtual Reconstructions and Performances".
Pompeian Wall Paintings through Virtual Reality, 12 November 2001,
Leverhulme, £55,000 VR-based research into scenographic
Roman wall paintings and performative architectural ensembles.
Interactive Research and Teaching Resources on the World Wide
Web, University of Warwick, 15 June 2001, £3,000. Development
and support of on-line journal and web-resources.
Culture: Theatre and Theatricality in Roman Pictorial Arts, 17
April 2001, University of Warwick, £4,120.
Conference Grant, 12 June 2001, British Academy, £369 for
Hugh Denard to give paper at ACH/ALLC conference, New York, June
Teaching and Information Technology, University of Warwick, 1
July 1999, £4,863. Interactive, web-interface for research-based,
student-centred, distance learning.
European Community, Multimedia Task Force in Education: £450,000
for the THEATRON Project. 1999-2001. http://www.theatron.org/
Computerworld Honors Program, Gold medal award for education and
Arts and Humanities Research Board: £15,000 to support Study
leave for work on "The Pompey Project", Phase two, year
Arts and Humanities Research Board: £165,000 for "The
Pompey Project", Phase two, years one to three. 1999-2002.
British Academy £160,000 to fund an Institutional Research
Fellow for four years in advanced computer modelling applied to
Theatre History Research.
British Humanities Research Board: £4,000 for "The
Leverhulme Trust: £9,000 for "The Pompey Project".
Scotland Project: 3d reconstruction of Cairnbaan.
J. Paul Getty Trust: $250,000 Conservation Grant to assist in
the restoration of the Hellerau Festspielhaus. 1997
Valley Project, funded by SCRAN, Scotland: In collaboration with
the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow developed
a virtual reality reconstruction of Fort Dunadd. The resultant
model was also transformed into a game for use as a teaching aid
in Scottish Primary Schools.
Drama from Ritual to Theatre VIDEO SERIES - 3D animated fly-through
sequences and graphic illustrations for Films for the Humanities,
British Academy to fund a Research Assistant to Richard Beacham
for two years to prepare a CD-Rom in Theatre History.
National Museum for the Performing Arts, Covent Garden "Stage
for Dionysus" interactive exhibit, and subsequent CR-ROM:
Sponsored by the Mercouri Foundation, Greece. Touch-screen interface
and 3D animated walk-through sequences for an exhibition staged
at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, London.
J. Paul Getty Museum: $350,000 to produce Plautus professionally
on a Replica Roman Stage 1995