Conferences@934 : La technolologie 3D et les pyramides de Gizeh. (22 mars 2011)

Dans la série Conferences@934, le Consulat général de France a présenté :
"Reconstruire le passé en utilisant les outils du futur : la technologie 3D Technologies et les pyramides de Gizeh."

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Avec Al Bunshaft, directeur général, Dassault Systèmes USA
et Peter Der Manuelian, professeur d’Egyptologie à Harvard University et directeur du project d’archives de Gizeh au Museum of Fine Arts de Boston.

Today, you can digitally model anything with lifelike realism – test it, try it, optimize it – all before it exists physically. From sitting in a virtual car to planning traffic flows, from choreographing maintenance operations to digitally reconstructing an archaeological treasure, digital online 3D will transform consumers into consum-actors – and the virtual world into a lifelike experience.
Our two speakers – Al Bunshaft, Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes North America, and Peter Der Manuelian, Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, and the Giza Archives Project Director at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – discussed the use of 3D software technologies to learn, discover, experience and innovate in all sectors of the economy. They featured an innovative project for the famous Giza Pyramids : an international collaboration to create a fully immersive, real-time 3D virtual environment of the archaeology of the Giza Plateau, just west of modern Cairo.

- Lire le discours prononcé par le Consul général de France à New York, M. Philippe Lalliot

"Les technologies 3D ont été largement popularisées ces dernières années, notamment grâce à leur utilisation dans les salles de cinéma. Les possibilités d’applications de ces technologies de pointe restent pourtant encore mal connues du grand public. Elles sont infinies. Elles ont déjà commencé à révolutionner la grande distribution, la recherche médicale et les processus industriels. Elles permettent aussi de percer les mystères de notre passé le plus ancien, comme le montre le projet des pyramides de Giza."

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- En savoir plus sur Dassault systemes et la 3D



- www.3ds.com

- Al Bunshaft, is the managing director of Dassault Systèmes’ North America organization. He brings to Dassault Systèmes more than 25 years of developing and delivering innovative enterprise solutions to customers. He has held numerous leadership positions in technology, R&D, sales, and product development. In his new role at Dassault Systèmes, Bunshaft is responsible for the structure, management and evolution of the 3000-person business operations in the United States, including the sales and development facilities of the five PLM brands residing in the geography. Prior to joining Dassault Systèmes, Bunshaft served as global vice president of IBM PLM and led the company’s strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes. He played a critical role in leading a number of major automotive manufacturers and aerospace companies to transition from physical to digital design, and was instrumental in the development of the first automobile. Previously, Al served as IBM’s vice president of Infrastructure Solutions and leveraged his extensive technical background to assist customers in creating on-demand computing infrastructures. He led IBM’s Unix business in Asia and was based in Tokyo from 1998 - 2002. He first joined IBM in 1984 at the company’s Kingston, New York, Development Lab as a programmer designed through an all-digital process. Prior to joining IBM, Bunshaft was a member of the research staff at Renssalear Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Interactive Computer Graphics. He received his Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from RPI and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the State University.

- En savoir plus sur l’Egyptologie et la 3D à l’université de Harvard

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- Soutenez The Giza archives project


- The Giza brochure

Plus de documents sur Gizeh.


- Peter Der Manuelian, is Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, and the Giza Archives Project Director at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to Giza, his Egyptian archaeological and epigraphic site work includes New Kingdom temples at Luxor (Epigraphic Survey, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago), and the Predynastic site of Naqada. His primary research interests include ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, epigraphy, the development of mortuary architecture, and the (icono)graphic nature of Egyptian language and culture in general. He has published on diverse topics and periods in Egyptian history, but currently focuses on the third millennium BC, and specifically on the famous Giza Necropolis, just west of modern Cairo. The Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition excavated major portions of the site between 1905 and 1947. Professor Manuelian’s “Giza Archives Project” aims to collect and present online all past, present, and future archaeological activity at Giza. Interested in both ancient and modern graphic design—“publishing” in the widest sense of the word—he believes in bringing new technologies into his research and into the classroom. Among his current projects are the publication of elite Giza tombs west of the Great Pyramid, a biography of Harvard archaeologist George A. Reisner, and the development of electronic tools to aid in teaching Egyptian hieroglyphic grammar.

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