News — August 28th, 2018

MIT Team Digitally Documents Machu Picchu

Architecture, Representation and Computation Group (ARC)

MIT Team Digitally Documents Machu Picchu

Takahiko Nagakura, who leads the Architecture Representation and Computation Group, has lead the first group to digitally capture and document Machu Picchu.

“We believe that documentation through computational techniques for the digitalization of architectural monuments is key to the preservation of the cultural heritage of humanity,” Nagakura says.

MIT News: MIT team digitizes historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu - What if we could immerse ourselves in this UNESCO World Heritage Site through virtual reality or use augmented reality to interact with its 3-D site map?