Virtual Heritage Book launched

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[Virtual Heritage Book launched to further boost architecture heritage in virtual environment] On February 12th, 2016, Multimedia University (MMU) marked another milestone with the launching of e-heritage of architectural book entitled Virtual Heritage featuring the experience of traditional Malay Muslim architecture in virtual environment. It was launched by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim, Socio-Cultural Advisor of Malaysian Government and founder of the National Heritage Foundation (YWN) and witnessed by Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob, Chairman of Telekom Malaysia (TM), Yayasan TM and MMU at MMU Cyberjaya. Also present was Prof. Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed, Eshaq, Vice-President (Academic) MMU and Radzuan Razali, Chief Executive Officer of MMU Cynergy. The book focuses on architecture of 19 buildings in the category of mosques, houses, shop houses, wakaf, and castle that were built in the pre-independence era before 1957 with two of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was produced by a group of researchers led by Prof. MMU Dr. Ahmad Rafi Mohamed Eshaq in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), National Heritage Foundation (YWN), Yayasan TM, MMU Creative Vista Sdn. Bhd. (MMUCV), Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM) and MMU Cynergy. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim said the publication of Virtual Heritage is very important to create awareness among today’s generation especially the youngsters to appreciate the beauty of Malay Muslim architectural heritage of the past generation. Meanwhile, Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob said: “The book has showcased the true picture of the country’s cultural treasures. The richness and beauty of the architecture and culture is priceless legacy for future generations” The book features the virtual heritage (VH), a new method, which is very important to set the ‘value’ of the content for the sake of maximizing the appropriate use of virtual experiences. The book not only provides text information but also the reconstruction of measured drawings, building computer models of three-dimensional (3D) visual and developed as part of real-time simulation.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works > AC1-195 Collections of Monographs, Essays, etc.
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 02:38
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 02:38

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