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Mr Drew Baker

Research interests

  • 3D Visualisation (Computer Graphics)
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Experiential Learning (Active Learning)
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Pompeian Studies

Biographical details

Drew Baker is a research fellow within the Department of Digital Humanities at Kings College London. One of the founding members of the King's Visualisation Lab he has worked in the field of 3D visualisation and interpretation of archaeology and history since 1997. He has specialised in the area of 3D modelling specifically using interactive VRML and virtual world technologies.

His primary area of interest is in using 3D and advanced technology to bring cultural history from traditional passive media into interactive new media, transforming the user into an active participant though exploration of virtual worlds and artefacts, the process of developing such environments and interactions and the long term preservation of digital cultural heritage. 

His personal research area is in the 1st century Campania region of Italy focusing on the Roman colony of Pompeii, insula VIII.7, the Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale and the history of the rediscovery and archaeological excavations of the area since their destruction in 79AD.

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