Shattered Illusions: From Fracture to Virtual Restoration. A Glimpse from Syria – Adam Blitz (USA)

Shattered Illusions: From Fracture to Virtual Restoration. A Glimpse from Syria - Adam Blitz (USA)

When is a door not a door? When it is ajar/a jar? The same might be asked of an ancient Byzantine synagogue mosaic floor, especially when it is has been sliced and diced, stripped of its social context and hung on museum walls several thousands of miles away. The challenge that Adam Blitz shares with you is to how we can overcome this dystopia with recourse to digital restoration and 3D technology. How we can approximate the experience of walking on the floor – how we might hop, skip and jump back to 4th century Syria – anew.