Since its founding in 1999, INSIGHT has collaborated with researchers at dozens of universities and museums across the world to support scientific visualization work and its dissemination. For cultural heritage researchers, INSIGHT acts as a bridge between the disciplines of archaeology, art history, computer graphics, and computer vision. For the general public, INSIGHT fosters interest in archaeology through the lively digital media we create.
Our recent projects include ongoing work in Egypt as well as documentation projects in Greece, Iraq, France, Italy and the United States. In Egypt, we continue to work with Université Pierre et Marie Curie in our decade-long project to gather 3D data in situ to support publication of the temples and tombs relating to Ramses II. Also in Egypt, our Gebel es Silsileh Archaeological Documentation extends the data collection we began on site at Gebel es Silsileh in 2008.
The sciences have never been richer in data. From static formulas to dynamic simulations, science is shifting. Archaeologists use digital proxies both for scientific study and as a hedge against the destruction of artifacts. Climate scientists see the world through data, and see their data through visualizations. Marine biologists discover new species in the deep sea using remote data collection at great depths. Building engineers manipulate digital jig saw pieces in simulated space before transforming the actual world.
INSIGHT seeks out scientists with questions that can benefit from visualization. INSIGHT has spent a decade collaborating on diverse projects worldwide, often crossing discipline boundaries. We work with museums, universities, foundations, and fellow non-profit organizations. We build web sites for data dissemination, present at peer-reviewed conferences, and support technology transfer and training.