Roman Mosaic Heritage present in the geographical axis constituted by the Ruins of the Roman city of Conímbriga, the Roman Villa of Rabaçal and the Monumental Complex of Santiago da Guarda. • Headquartered in the “Monographic Museum of Conímbriga – National Museum” – an important center for archaeological research, conservation and restoration of Roman Mosaic.
activities within the museums, interpretative centers and archaeological sites included in its program of action. • The visitors are invited to be involved in alternative experiences of sharing knowledge about the Roman Mosaic Heritage • Mosaic as an expression of creativity brought into the present and reinterpreted now and in the future.
(orthogonal grid) • Allows experimentation before composing physical mosaic • Web-based (can be used on tablets or PCs) • Pattern can be printed • We can adjust color palettes to existing physical materials
Professional use? Battiato, S., Blasi, G. Di, Farinella, G. M., & Gallo, G. (2006). A Novel Technique for Opus Vermiculatum Mosaic Rendering. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2006, February, 2006, Plzen, Czech Republic) (pp. 133–140). Retrieved from http://svg.dmi.unict.it/iplab/USER/viewproject.php?id_prog=5
about mosaics and the resulting mosaic patterns from workshops • Provide predefined, editable, patterns for later modification • Create a web of information about patterns, their names, in which mosaics they are used ◦ Possible connection with geo-locations of mosaics • Shared database of patterns created by students, scholars, etc.
drag-and-drop programming language • We are adapting it for easier programming of mosaic patterns • Workshops on computational mosaics ◦ We can combine history of roman mosaics with geometrical and mathematical concepts and computer programming! •