The #PALMYRAVERSE November Campaign

#NEWPALMYRA released the model for Tower of Elahbel.
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#NEWPALMYRA Launches the #PALMYRAVERSE Building Campaign with LikeCoin Ethereum Tokens Paid to Artists

NEWPALMYRA Temple of Allat Temple of Allat, CC Zero

Columbus, Indiana — Today the #NEWPALMYRA project launched the #PALMYRAVERSE, with a global building campaign. The #PALMYRAVERSE is an online space where monuments from Palmyra come together across time and space. The campaign sets a monthly prompt for artists, designers, technologists, and researchers to come together and create for the #PALMYRAVERSE with 3D modeling, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality. Each month, a rotating panel of judges from the fields of art, cultural heritage, and technology will select the top three works for prizes. Starting Monday, October 1st, artists and Makers are invited to create works inspired by the Temple of Al-Lat and submit them on Winners will be announced November 1.

The judges for the first round of works are Razan Al-Hadid, Public Lead at Creative Commons Jordan and Independent Art History Researcher, London based technologist and educator Mahmoud Max Wardeh, and Majd Al-shihabi, Palestinian-Syrian urban planning graduate, developer of Palestine Open Maps, and recipient of the first Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship.

“#NEWPALMYRA has produced five models monuments destroyed in Palmyra, Syria, starting with the Temple of Bel, Triumphal Arch, Roman Theatre, and Baalshamin,” said Barry Threw, Executive Director of #NEWPALMYRA. “Most recently released was the Tetrapylon, made in collaboration with Creative Commons and re:3D, the largest 3D printed column structure in the world. #NEWPALMYRA also created the first 3D model added to Wikipedia, the Lion of Al-Lat. Our announcement today is a drive to complete the monuments from Palmyra, but a pledge to open up the possibility of a future space where all may collaborate, with incentives in cryptocurrencies to fuel work.”

In support of the #PALMYRAVERSE project, #NEWPALMYRA has partnered with the LikeCoin Foundation, who plan to provide technology to support feedback on submissions from the community-at-large.

“At LikeCoin Foundation, we are reinventing the like. We are proud to support the creators of #PALMYRAVERSE monuments – not just through technology support, but also our LikeButton, which rewards creators daily for their likes,” said Kin Ko, co-founder of the LikeCoin Foundation. “Submissions to the #PALMYRAVERSE could receive LikeCoin incentives daily as users engage with monuments through our system and also larger rewards for selections made by judges.”

The #NEWPALMYRA #PALMYRAVERSE announcement is released today at the Exhibit Columbus National Symposium, an annual conference of architecture, design and art with specific focus on cultural architectural preservation. #NEWPALMYRA Executive Director, Barry Threw will present the current status of the project and explain in more detail the future of #NEWPALMYRA and the #PALMYRAVERSE. Also, on special exhibition during the conference is the 7.5-feet-tall Tetrapylon.

“The #NEWPALMYRA project is a tremendously meaningful preservation effort and we are honored to have Barry Threw attending our symposium this year,” said Richard McCoy Director of Landmark Columbus the parent organization of Exhibit Columbus. “#PALMYRAVERSE is an innovative way to continue growing this global project to care for cultural heritage.”

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Ayúdanos a preservar el patrimonio cultural de Siria amenazado creando herramientas digitales virtuales #NEWPALMYRA [Nueva Palmira] para construir el futuro desde el pasado.


Un proyecto de Arqueología Digital que recopila información de socios internacionales, la analiza, crea una reconstrucción de Palmira en el espacio virtual y difunde los modelos y la información en el dominio público. Estamos usando herramientas digitales para preservar los lugares de patrimonio que el ISIS está destruyendo activamente. Un proyecto de Desarrollo Cultural, que organiza talleres vivos y construye una red de artistas, tecnólogos, arqueólogos, arquitectos, entre otros, para investigar, construir modelos y crear trabajos artísticos. Un proyecto de Curaduría, que crea exhibiciones y experiencias en museos e instituciones globalmente, celebrando el legado cultural de Siria y el mundo a través del lente de la arquitectura que personifica la cultura y el poder.

Junto a nuestros afiliados internacionales, #NEWPALMYRA reúne información arqueológica e histórica, la difunde con la comunidad, y genera exhibiciones de arte, salones y trabajos creativos usando esta información para llevar la rica historia de Palmira hacia las nuevas generaciones.

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Buscamos colaboradores de todo tipo: diseñadores 3D, arqueólogos, artistas, curadores, programadores, educadores, periodistas, investigadores, wikimedianos. Cómo puedes ayudar:

Ven a las actividades de #NEWPALMYRA Colabora con asuntos, código, información en nuestros proyectos de modelos GitHub Escríbenos a [email protected] Síguenos y pasa la voz en nuestra cuenta de Facebook, Instagram y Twitter Subscríbete a( nuestro boletín por correo electrónico


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