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Preserving The Titanic With Social Media

Preserving The Titanic With Social Media
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On August 22, Expedition Titanic will dive to depths up to two and a half miles to revisit the wreck of the Titanic. Accompanying the scientists and oceanographers, digital media tools will enable the public to join in as well.

Elyse Lipman
  • 12 august 2010

Social media will soon venture where no tweet has gone before: underwater.  On August 22, Expedition Titanic will dive to depths up to two and a half miles to revisit the wreck of the Titanic.  Accompanying the archaeologists, scientists, and oceanographers, social media tools will enable the public to join in as well.

RMS Titanic, Inc., the company behind this mission, resulted from collaboration between Premier Exhibitions, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Waitt Institute.

Christopher J. Davino, President of RMS Titanic, Inc., explains that the Expedition:

“will be using some of the most advanced technology available to create a portrait of the Ship unlike any that has been created before – virtually raising Titanic and sealing her current state forever in the minds and hears of humanity.”

More than just supporting further scientific exploration, Expedition Titanic aims to use modern technology to commemorate the legacy of the ship.  Throughout the mission, the team will record the entire wreck site through a complete photomosaic and 2D and 3D video.   The project aims to compile this expedition with information from past visits to the Titanic in order to develop an extensive record of the ship today.

From home, viewers will be able to experience the site as well. After traveling to the sea depths through a 3D-animated film, visitors will be able to explore the wreck site through near real time images and video, an interactive archeological map, as well as read updated messages from the divers themselves.

Once the mission sets out on its quest, updates will be recorded through a variety of social media tools. Flickr and YouTube will also allow the explorers to share photos and videos online.

With all the social media and digital technology components, Expedition Titanic represents a truly monumental approach to preserving archeological wonders of the world.  The expanse of the project only proves the incredible capability of technology to record, remember, and immortalize monuments of today.

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