Jbeil in 3D: "I AM" strategic project to present a 3D video mapping about the history of Byblos during city international festival

A 10 minute 3D video mapping about the history of the city of Jbeil will be projected at Byblos port (Lebanon) on 26th and 27th July 2013. The projection will be repeated every 30 minutes from 8.30 p.m until midnight and the entrance is free.  

This event, organized by I AM strategic project, is taking place during the Byblos International Festival, the biggest one in Lebanon attracting each year thousands of visitors from all over the world. 

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Other activities open to public participation include the exhibition of I AM pilot projects and pilot sites (Jbeil cultural center on 25th July) as well as the presentation of the interactive technologies developed by I AM to enhance tourist attractions in the Mediterranean area (Jbeil theater on 26th July).  

The full program of events promoted by I AM on the occasion of the Byblos International Festival can be consulted here

International Augmented Med (I AM) at a glance

The project specifically focuses on the application of innovative multimedia technologies in the management of cultural and natural heritage. Visitors will have the opportunity to rediscover various sites and monuments - such as the Library of Alexandria (Egypt), the El Khadr Greek-Orthodox church located in Taybeh (Palestine) and the archaeological museum of Dar-es-Saraya in Jordan - under a new perspective thanks to the potentialities offered by 3D reconstructions, "Augmented Reality" installations or interactive illumination.

A large portion of the project will also be dedicated to awareness raising, training and transfer of innovative tools for tourism site management. 

A first workshop on interactive technologies for the promotion of natural and cultural heritage already took place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 3th to 6th June 2013. It gathered 20 young Egyptian visual artists who received extensive training regarding "Augmented Reality" as a new means of cultural heritage perception and promotion.    

"International Augmented Med" is coordinated by the Municipality of Alghero (Sardinia, Italy) and gathers 13 partners from 7 countries. Its total budget is € 3.060.650 of which € 2.754.583 as ENPI grant (90%).

More information on the pilot sites to be enhanced and coming activities can be found on I AM website and in the first project newsletter.

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