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MegaVision Imaging Collaborators Participate at Eikonopoiia

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 1 - MegaVision is pleased to recognize the participation of digital imaging associates in the upcoming symposium, Eikonopoiia, which will take place in Finland later this month.


Scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2010, in Helsinki, the symposium brings together researchers in the field of digitizing and digitally imaging ancient manuscripts, documents, and cultural heritage artifacts of various materials. The announced topic, "Digital imaging of ancient textual heritage: Technological challenges and solutions," will allow researchers to present and discuss their experiences in the demanding field of preserving objects of cultural heritage.

Several of the presenters have worked together utilizing MegaVision technology to digitally image artifacts. These artifacts include the Archimedes Palimpsest Program, the Qeiyafa Ostracon, National Treasures at the Library of Congress, palimpsests of St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt, the Les Esches d'Amour (The Chess of Love)-a 14th- century manuscript of a Middle French poem-and, most recently, fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The MegaVision technology utilizes spectral imaging of cultural heritage objects with a monochrome/broadband camera with narrowband LED light sources, whereby imaging scientists can process text and markings that have been obscured over time. The technology also allows imaging without further damage to the artifact.

Participants include William A. Christens-Barry, president of Equipose Imaging, LLC; Roger L. Easton, Jr., Imaging Scientist at the Rochester Institute of Technology; Michael Phelps, Director of the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (EMEL); and Michael B. Toth, President and Chief Technology Officer of R.B. Toth Associates. Also attending will be Fenella G. France, senior preservation scientist at the Library of Congress and Dr. Gregory Bearman, Imaging Consultant.

The imaging participants are regularly requested by both private organizations and governmental agencies engaged in cultural heritage imaging, and MegaVision is honored to collaborate with researchers dedicated to preserving cultural heritage for generations to come.

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For further information: Eikonopoiia:

CONTACT: Jennifer Boydston, Administrative Assistant, at MegaVision Corporation, 805-964-1400

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