2018 Jun. 22

Cultural assets appears vividly - upgrade content force; Taiwan Digital Model Library allows authorized downloading

The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Science and Technology cooperated in the "Online to Offline Technology and Humanistic Computing Platform project". On June 22, the first phase of the results was published in the Nanmen Park of the Taiwan Museum. The Minister of Culture Li-Chiun Chen and the Minister of Science and Technology Liang-Gee Chen jointly hosted the project and invited the principal investigators to attend the meeting and announced that the "Taiwan Digital Asset Library (TDAL)" would be opened to the public from now on.

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The Minister of Culture, the Minister of Science and Technology lead the main executive teams of the “Online to Offline Humanistic Computing Platform Project” to took a group photo. The 3rd person from the right side on the photo is Director General Ce-Kuen Shieh of NCHC, National Applied Research Laboratories

The Minister of Culture Li-Chiun Chen pointed out that in the first phase, apart from completing the digital models and point cloud files of historical sites, in order to test the feasibility of the application, the Ministry of Culture will again integrate the "Flagship Pilot Project for Cultural Contents and Technology Application Industries", “Promotion of Content Upgrade of Ultra-high-quality TV Program” and museum collection exhibition to complete the demonstration cases. Minister Cheng stresses that the spirit of the cultural and technology programme will promote the further upgrading of Taiwan's cultural content industries through the power of technology. Today is just the beginning. We will continue to work through inter-departmental cooperation and use the power of technology to reproduce historical scenes, let the memory continue forever, and lead Taiwan’s content power to be upgraded again, so that "technology will help culture, and culture will help technology to add value."

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Address by the Minister of Culture Li-Chiun Chen

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Address by the Minister of Science and Technology Liang-Gee Chen

The Minister of Science and Technology Liang-Gee Chen also stated that this is the first inter-ministerial cooperation project between the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, hoping to tap the power of science and technology, create cultural value, and meet the needs of the humanities. Many old buildings that do not exist are reborn through images, and they can "look at the thing and think of the history" and make human imagination more vigorous. It is hoped that with the participation of the NCHC, National Applied Research Laboratories, and the team of instrument and technology center, we can help more domestic artists to innovate the form of performance and media, and science and technology will also have new thinking, new presentation, create new industries and output value under the cultural injection.

The NCHC, National Applied Research Laboratories, is one of the primary execution teams of the project, assisting the “Taiwan Digital Asset Library (TDAL)" to complete 100 digital models, of which 28 are Taiwan buildings, of which 26 are existing buildings, including representative buildings from all over Taiwan, such as: the Siluo Bridge and Bopiliao Historical Block. Fortress San Domingo in Danshui, Grand Hotel, Taipei 101 and Taiwan Literature Museum, in addition, we have rebuilt two historical scenes that no longer exist, such as "Ju Yuan Department Store" and "Chung-Hua Market Bazaar" through a large number of old photos and materials in addition to 44 digital animal models, and integrating 25 site point cloud files of the Cultural Assets Bureau of the Ministry of Culture, which provides point cloud classification management for 3D model and historical sites, model introduction, community sharing, tag search and download. Cultural content creators can use these models to create 3D scenes according to their needs, and then display Taiwan’s unique aesthetics and accelerate the upgrading of content industry!

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Shi (1st person from the right side), Director of Cultural Assets of the Ministry of Culture, is operating the Taiwan Digital Asset database.

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Taiwan Digital Asset Library (TDAL): https://tdal.culture.tw

Additional remarks:

The NCHC, National Applied Research Laboratories, is responsible for the project of “Online to Offline Humanistic Computing Platform Project”. Sub-item 1: Implementation of the R&D and service plan for the online-to-offline real-time computing technology. The principal investigator is Director General Ce-Kuen Shieh of NCHC, and the executive team is the rendering technology team led by Dr. Jia-Chen Guo. From 2017 to 2020, with the technological support of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Applied Research Laboratories, the project will speed up the development and application of science and technology that is injected by cultural elements, so that it will strengthen the links between industrial, university and institute circles, and stimulate the values of cultural innovation.