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Ben Kacyra

Founding Director of CyArk, 3D Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage Sites Worldwide

Founding Director of CyArk, 3D Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage Sites Worldwide

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Ben Kacyra Biography

As a child, Ben Kacyra was taken to visit the ruins of the ancient city of Nineveh near his home town of Mosul in Iraq, giving him an abiding appreciation for the value of history.

So when the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001, the Iraqi-born civil engineer was dismayed.

In 2002, he founded California-based nonprofit CyArk in order to apply a highly accurate, portable laser-scanning technology he’d originally developed for monitoring nuclear power plants and other structures – to preserving the world’s cultural heritage sites, what Kacyra calls “our collective human memory”.

CyArk’s methods are fast and accurate: pulsed lasers generate 3D points of clouds, which render surfaces at accuracy to within millimeters.

Combined with high-definition photography and traditional surveying techniques these data make it possible to create highly detailed media – photo textured animations, 3D fly-throughs – that digitally preserve our knowledge of heritage sites against natural disaster, war, and neglect, and make them accessible to the world.

Among the sites already scanned are ancient sites in Mexico, the leaning tower of Pisa, and Mount Rushmore.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/28/2024.

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Ben Kacyra is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Kacyra for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Ben Kacyra generally travels from Oakland, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, Edward Tenner, Clay Shirky and Marco Tempest. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Kacyra for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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