About your participation
Description of the experiment
Shareyourheritage is part of the 3D-COFORM project which aims to make 3D technology an affordable and practical option for the cultural heritage sector www.3dcoform.eu
The University of Brighton is asking for people to participate in a ‘crowdsourcing’ activity by taking digital photographs of specific monuments and sculptures in and around Brighton and Hove and uploading them to this website. These photographs will contribute to a resource of images which in turn can be used to create 3D models. The photos and resulting models can be used in publications. Please see the About shareyourheritage page for further information.
This is a way of asking the public to contribute to research or a project of some kind.
To understand it better, key features of this invitation are as follows:
- It is voluntary
- No payment of any kind is made
- Participants should use their own equipment
- Participants understand that by uploading their photographs they can be used to create 3D models and that the photographs and resulting models can be used in publications
- There is no maximum or minimum contribution
- Participants can withdraw at any time
How to participate
Please go to the Advice page for full information about taking and uploading photographs.
Health and safety considerations
At no time should participants endanger themselves or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws.
Benefits of participation
If the project proves successful then it will be rolled out across Sussex and potentially the rest of the UK. The contribution of the public will be an invaluable part of this project as we ultimately hope to demonstrate to the cultural heritage sector the benefits of involving the public as well as using the latest technologies.
The computer 3D models will be created by state of the art technologies and will provide a lasting record of local sculptures, monuments and buildings. They will also help raise awareness of our heritage locally, nationally and beyond, allowing people who do not live nearby to see what rich and varied heritage we have here in Brighton and Hove.
Information about licensing arrangements
Please see the Creative Commons license under which the photographs contributed to this website will be used.
Any personal information given at registration will be protected and not distributed to any other party. If participants wish their contribution to be acknowledged on the website then please confirm this at registration.
The contribution of any participant who indicates their willingness and supplies their details will be acknowledged on the website.
Feedback and Results
Once the experiment is complete, we will add feedback pages to this website and give information about how things went and about the results.