Hafizur Rahaman

Hafizur Rahaman
Curtin University · Department of Communication and Cultural Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Dr Hafizur Rahman is joining Curtin from positions at the University of Newcastle and the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage. He has a Ph.D. degree on ‘Digital Heritage Interpretation’ form The National University of Singapore with experience in teaching, research and computation. He is a founding member of ICOMOS Bangladesh, and specialized in documentation, visualization and assessment skills in built heritage and place management. He has researched widely in Cultural Heritage, Augmented Reality, 3D modeling, and other associated areas, and was awarded the best paper award from SIGGRAPH 2008 USA and CAADRIA 2010 Hong Kong.
Additional affiliations
November 2013 - April 2014
Curtin University
Position
  • Visiting Research Fellow
October 2012 - December 2012
Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre, Malaysia
Position
  • Consultant
January 2008 - February 2013
National University of Singapore
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (44)
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Studies in the virtual heritage (VH) domain identify collaboration (social interaction), engagement, and a contextual relationship as key elements of interaction design that influence users’ experience and cultural learning in VH applications. The purpose of this study is to validate whether collaboration (social interaction), engaging experience,...
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This paper discusses a simplified workflow and interactive learning opportunities for exporting map and location data using a free tool, Recogito into a Unity game environment with a simple virtual museum room template. The aim was to create simple interactive virtual museums for humanities scholars and students with a minimum of programming or gam...
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Before colonization, there were over 250 languages spoken in Australia. Today only thirteen Indigenous languages are still being taught to children). Language has an important part to play in cultural maintenance and ‘closing the gap’ in terms of First Peoples’ cultural heritage, identity, and sense of belonging. In this work, we aim to develop an...
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Virtual heritage has been explained as virtual reality applied to cultural heritage, but this definition only scratches the surface of the fascinating applications, tools and challenges of this fast-changing interdisciplinary field. This book provides an accessible but concise edited coverage of the main topics, tools and issues in virtual heritage...
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p class="VARAbstract">Despite the increasing number of three-dimensional (3D) model portals and online repositories catering for digital heritage scholars, students and interested members of the general public, there are very few recent academic publications that offer a critical analysis when reviewing the relative potential of these portals and o...
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The 3D reconstruction of real-world heritage objects using either a laser scanner or 3D modelling software is typically expensive and requires a high level of expertise. Image-based 3D modelling software, on the other hand, offers a cheaper alternative, which can handle this task with relative ease. There also exists free and open source (FOSS) sof...
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The domain of cultural heritage is on the verge of adopting immersive technologies; not only to enhance user experience and interpretation but also to satisfy the more enthusiastic and tech-savvy visitors and audiences. However, contemporary academic discourse seldom provides any clearly defined and versatile workflows for digitising 3D assets from...
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If virtual heritage is the application of virtual reality to cultural heritage, then one might assume that virtual heritage (and 3D digital heritage in general) successfully communicates the need to preserve the cultural significance of physical artefacts and intangible heritage. However, digital heritage models are seldom seen outside of conferenc...
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To validate the hypothesis that virtual heritage papers are reliant on providing scholarly argumentation based on 3D models, and convenient access is provided to these models where relevant, this study reviewed 264 articles from the last three available proceedings of major digital heritage events and conferences (14 in total). The findings reveale...
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for UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage and Visualisation
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‘Heritage Interpretation’ has always been considered as an effective learning, communication and management tool that increases visitors’ awareness of and empathy to heritage sites or artefacts. Yet the definition of ‘digital heritage interpretation’ is still wide and so far, no significant method and objective are evident within the domain of ‘dig...
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Heritage interpretation is often used to indicate the storylines adapted to help visitors to engage with and understand historical sites or artefacts. However, until now we hardly find any noteworthy scholarly works, charter, and critical discourse on the theory and methodology of interpretation in the field of Digital Heritage. Praxis limited by s...
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This study embarked upon a premise that considers architecture of building as a dynamic phenomenon. A building from its conception is susceptible to change due to various reasons. An historical building that is several hundred years old must have undergone through changes due to political, social, religious and most importantly functional reasons....
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One of the main purposes of virtual heritage (VH) is to disseminate the cultural and historic knowledge to end-users. However, in many cases VH projects are motivated towards demonstrating the technical artistry and the power of new technology to attain a certain degree of 'visual fidelity' and accuracy in representation of historical environments....
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In most cases, digital heritage projects are descriptive; their objectives are diverse while their works, at large, presume that technology delivers greater interpretation. There is no significant interpretation method or principle for interpreting digital heritage like other disciplines such as archaeology. This research thereby argues that, for b...
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One of the main purposes of virtual heritage (VH) is to disseminate the cultural and historic knowledge to end-users. However, in many cases VH projects are motivated towards demonstrating the technical artistry and the power of new technology to attain a certain degree of 'visual fidelity' and accuracy in representation of historical environments....
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Present virtual heritage projects are mostly focused either on 'process' or 'product' but rarely consider 'users' (end-users' perception of the content) with project contents predominantly developed with an 'ocular-centric' tendency. There is no significant interpretation method or principle for interpreting digital heritage like other disciplines...
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The 8th century Buddhist Monastery of Sompur Mahaviahara at Paharpur drew deep attention by the architectural historians of the South Asia from the very discovery of the ruins for its unique architectural features and strategic spatio-temporal location. During the first phase of study, we have developed a preliminary reconstructed D model of Sompur...
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Why : ‘Digital heritage’ refers to those unique resources of human knowledge and expressions, that are created digitally or converted into digital by making use of existing analogue resources [1]. However, digital heritage projects are exclusively focused either on ‘process’ (authentication of data, site survey to epigraphy) or on ‘product’ (repres...
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Music is appreciated by people from all walks of life. Music fits into our daily schedules in many ways, from casual listening to cul-tural events or movies. At a deeper level, the mechanics of music are not usually known to most lay people and learning the compo-nents of music theory can be a lengthy and difficult process. We present a new paradig...
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In architecture, the primary goal of a design analysis and its representation is to expose the underlying concept, organizational pattern, design characteristics, and ‘tectonics’ through simplified diagrams. Last few years there shows a distinct elevation of general mass education in graphics and audio-visual media. In contrast, the average level o...
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The architectural style introduced by „Ulugh Khan-e-Jahan‟ in Jessore and Khulna District shows an uncommon blending of the indigenous techniques with imperial Delhi but is still distinct with its own identity. The features like curved cornice, use of stone as DPC, disposal of rain water, uses of terracotta as weather proofing etc. proves that buil...
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This paper discusses embodied interaction followed by a survey of examples in installation art and research projects that attempt to fuse physical space and digital technology. From studying the examples, we propose a categorization of types for a better understanding of interactive spaces. Design attributes are also identified from the examples. W...
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Virtual environments which are culturally embedded are often categorized as ?virtual heritage?. Emerging media and digital tools offer us the possibility to experience 3D virtually reconstructed historic sites as visitors, travelers or even as resident. Many critics have identified different issues that often inhibit widespread distribution and use...
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Present virtual heritage projects are mostly focused either on ?process? or ?product? but rarely consider ?user? (end user?s perception of the content) with project contents predominantly developed with an ?ocular-centric? tendency. There is no significant interpretation method or principles for interpreting digital heritage unlike other discipline...

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As shown in https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/8/2425 we developed more accessible scholarly uses and methods for Virtual Heritage infrastructures-3D models and related GIS data Website until June 2022: https://unesco-chv.curtin.edu.au