Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Google Earth

Google have just announced a new resource that is available through Google Earth - a virtual ancient Rome!

Google have worked in conjunction with Virginia University, who's researchers have also developed the Waters of the City of Rome interactive website.

A BBC news item on the project is available here.

The Google Earth ancient Rome page is here.

(Update... it does work!  You have to click on one of the ancient Rome icons and then download the different layers, starting with 'terrain'.  The terrain layer loads quickly, but the others take ages!)

Viginia University's Rome Reborn site is here. (with less cartoony imagery than Google!)

Studio One shared folder

Further to Martin's email about the transfer of archstud folders to a new server, I have set up a Studio One folder on the new archstud server (the old archstud has been renamed archstud 2 and is now only available as back-up).

The folder is on Magna (appropriately the only tourist attraction of the servers!) and is called 'Studio 1 08-09'.

I have uploaded the Nolli map and 1812 map of the environs of Rome, together with a number of other diagrammatic maps, film posters etc.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Bella Roma!!!!

Travel Guides:

Audio Guide:,,1731426,00.html

...And if anyone fancies winning another trip to Venice...

A competition which may interest the Studio 1 crew...

ImagineConey is an initiative of the Municipal Art Society of New York to create new ideas for the future of Coney Island to restore the area to its former position as a great entertainment and amusement area - "the world's playground".

MAS is inviting submissions for ideas for events and festivals, new amusement rides, the design of new structures and for interim activities for Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, USA. These should convey in words or graphics your ideas for the future of Coney Island.

The submissions will be displayed on and at an exhibit at the MAS that will open in January 2009. Final deadline for submissions is December 15th.

Visit for more info!

Useful Links:

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Initial meeting

Can we all meet on Monday 10. November at 12 in the studio?

Proposed agenda:

- confirm travel arrangements
- initial reading
- dates/times for film screenings
- research and base materials needed before trip
- things we intend to do in Rome
- things we need to take

(feel free to add anything I've missed)