Digital Humanities projects / Progetti in ambito Beni Culturali

Here follows a brief description of the activities carried out for promotion, dissemination and accessibility of cultural heritage.

Equipment. The laboratory has several models of eye-trackers, useful both for gaze-based computer interaction and for the study of methods of observation of different types of stimuli (including artworks).

Here is a list of Digital Humanities projects:

> Virtual reconstruction of Pavia in the XVI century (2018) made with 3D models realized by the students of the Computer Vision course - academic years 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 - of the Master's degree in Computer Engineering of the University of Pavia (Italy). Pictures: 1) the city of Pavia in the XVI century, a 3D reconstruction of the whole city and 2) some 3D models of specific monuments

> 3D design and reproduction of the first stone laid for the Certosa of Pavia (2016) taken from a panel of the sanctuary's portal. The project is the degree thesis in Electronic and Computer Engineering (a.y. 2015/16) of Pavesi Bianca, entitled "Modelling, rendering and 3D printing of characters and scenes of the cultural heritage of Pavia: the first stone laid for the Certosa", supervisor: Virginio Cantoni, co-supervisors: Alfredo Brega and Manola Dettori. The 3D printing is for the Visconti Documentation Center at the Belgioioso castle, where it will also be useful for educational initiatives.

> Tactile image of the painting "Christ and the Samaritan woman" by Annibale Carracci (2016): it is located, beside the original artwork, at the Pinacoteca of Brera in Milan (Italy), in Room XXVIII. It was made in collaboration with the Institut of Information and Communication Technologies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the staff of the Educational Services of the Pinacoteca of Brera, and it was shown the first time on the 9th of November 2016 to associations and organizations of blind and low vision people.

> 3D reconstructions, applications for eye and gesture human-computer interaction, and tactile images (2015) for the exhibition “1525-2015. Pavia, the Battle, the Future. Nothing was the same again”, satellite even of Expo 2015, held at the Visconti Castle in Pavia, from the 14th of June to the 15th of November 2015: multimedia and multimodal applications for an exhibition path in which art, science and technology meet. Pictures: some 3D printing of 3D reconstructions of characters/objects depicted in seven ancient tapestries of the Battle of Pavia

> Virtual reconstruction of the "Macchina Vasariana" (2004): a 3D printed scale reproduction was exhibited as element of a tactile path for blind and visually impaired people at the event “Abilitando, where technology meets disability”, held the 25-26 of September 2015 at the Monumental Complex of Bosco Marengo (Italy).

> CD-rom “Pavia città d’arte” (Pavia city of art) (2000): the virtual visitor has the chance to see urban and architectural views and landscapes of the "old Pavia", in four thematic itineraries, with music and narrated text, videos, images, QTVR virtual reconstructions and textual descriptions.

  • Virginio Cantoni, Luca Lombardi, Alessandra Setti, Stanislav Gyoshev, Dimitar Karastoyanov, and Nikolay Stoimenov (2018). Art masterpieces accessibility for blind and visually impaired people, in Miesenberger K., Kouroupetroglou G. (eds), Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2018, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10897, Springer, Cham, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2018), July 11-13, 2018, Linz, Austria, pp. 267-274, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-94274-2_37, Print ISBN 978-3-319-94273-5, Online ISBN 978-3-319-94274-2
  • Stanislav Gyoshev, Dimitar Karastoyanov, Nikolay Stoimenov, Virginio Cantoni, Luca Lombardi, and Alessandra Setti (2018). Exploiting a graphical Braille display for art masterpieces, in Miesenberger K., Kouroupetroglou G. (eds), Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2018, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10897, Springer, Cham, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2018), July 11-13, 2018, Linz, Austria, pp. 237-245, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-94274-2_33, Print ISBN 978-3-319-94273-5, Online ISBN 978-3-319-94274-2.
  • Virginio Cantoni, Mauro Mosconi, Alessandra Setti (a cura di) (2018). Ricostruzione virtuale di Pavia nel XVI secolo / Virtual Reconstruction of Pavia in the 16th century, Pavia University Press, ISBN: 978-88-6952-085-3.
  • Piercarlo Dondi, Luca Lombardi, Irene Rocca, Marco Malagodi, Maurizio Licchelli (2018). Multimodal workflow for the creation of interactive presentations of 360 spin images of historical violins, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018, Springer US, November 2018, Volume 77, Issue 21, pp. 28309–28332, Print ISSN: 1380-7501, Online ISSN: 1573-7721, DOI:10.1007/s11042-018-6046-x
  • Piercarlo Dondi, Alessandro Danani, Luca Lombardi, Marco Malagodi, Maurizio Licchelli (2018). Handwriting identification of short historical manuscripts, Proceedings of DAS2018 - 13th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, Vienna, Austria, 24-27 April 2018, DOI:10.1109/DAS.2018.45.
  • Virginio Cantoni, Piercarlo Dondi, Luca Lombardi, Nahumi Nugrahaningsih, Marco Porta, Alessandra Setti (2018). A Multi-Sensory Approach to Cultural Heritage: The Battle of Pavia Exhibition, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 364, conference 1, number 012039, Proceedings of Florence Heritech, Florence 16-18 May 2018, DOI:10.1088/1757-899X/364/1/012039
  • Virginio Cantoni, Mauro Mosconi, Alessandra Setti, Haochen Wang (2018). Le nuove tecnologie multimediali nelle Digital Humanities insegnate con un approccio di experiential learning, in La formazione nell’era delle Smart City. Esperienze ed orizzonti, a cura di Elena Caldirola e Giuseppe Pirlo, Cisalpino - Monduzzi Editoriale, pp. 451-465, DOI:10.12894/1128
  • Piercarlo Dondi, Luca Lombardi, Marco Malagodi, Maurizio Licchelli (2017). 3D modelling and measurements of historical violins, ACTA IMEKO, Vol 6, No3, Sep. 2017, pp. 29-34, DOI:
  • Piercarlo Dondi, Luca Lombardi, Claudia Invernizzi, Tommaso Rovetta, Marco Malagodi and Maurizio Licchelli (2017). Automatic analysis of UV induced fluorescence imagery of historical violins, Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), Volume 10 Issue 2, March 2017, ACM New York, NY, USA, doi:10.1145/3051472.
  • Tommaso Rovetta, Alessandra Chiapparini, Piercarlo Dondi, Giusj Valentina Fichera, Claudia Invernizzi, Marco Malagodi, Maurizio Licchelli (2016). Metodi analitici non invasivi per lo studio dei materiali degli strumenti musicali antichi, in Archeomatica, anno VII #2, pag. 20-25, July 2016.
  • Piercarlo Dondi, Luca Lombardi, Marco Malagodi, Maurizio Licchelli (2016). Automatic identification of varnish wear on historical instruments: The case of Antonio Stradivari violins, Journal of Cultural Heritage, Vol 22 (Nov-Dec 2016), pp. 968-973, Elsevier, DOI:10.1016/j.culher.2016.05.010.
  • Virginio Cantoni, Luca Lombardi, Marco Porta, Alessandra Setti (2016). Interactive, Tangible and Multi-Sensory Technology for a Cultural Heritage Exhibition: the Battle of Pavia, in S. Margenov et al. (eds.), ACOMIN 2015 conference, Innovative Approaches and Solutions in Advanced Intelligent Systems, Studies in Computational Intelligence 648, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-319-32206-3, Chapter DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-32207-0_6.
  • Virginio Cantoni, Dimitar Karastoyanov, Mauro Mosconi, Alessandra Setti eds. (2016). Pavia, la Battaglia, il Futuro. 1525-2015 Niente fu come prima. CVML e SMART Lab alla Mostra, Pavia University Press, 112 pp., ISBN: 978-88-6952-035-8.
  • Virginio Cantoni, Lorenzo Merlano, Nahumi Nugrahaningsih, Marco Porta (2016). Eye Tracking for Cultural Heritage: a Gaze-controlled System for Handless Interaction with Artworks, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies 2016, ACM New York, CompSysTech 2016, June 23-24, Palermo, Italia, pp. 307-314, DOI:10.1145/2983468.2983499.
  • Piercarlo Dondi, Luca Lombardi, Marco Malagodi, Maurizio Licchelli, and Fausto Cacciatori (2016). Color-based automatic detection of worn out varnishes on Stradivari's “Scotland University” violin back plate, Color Research & Application, Special Issue: Bridging Science with Art, Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 313–316, article first published online: 29 DEC 2015, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Col Res Appl, DOI: 10.1002/col.22012.
  • Virginio Cantoni (2015). Expo 2015: La Battaglia di Pavia secondo gli studenti di Virginio Cantoni, report in GIRPRNewsletter, Vol. 7, N. 1.
  • Dondi Piercarlo, Invernizzi Claudia, Licchelli Maurizio, Lombardi Luca, Malagodi Marco, Rovetta Tommaso (2015). Semi-automatic system for UV images analysis of historical musical instruments, Proc. SPIE 9527, Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology V, 95270H, doi:10.1117/12.2184744.