Photo Album

Digital Burgess Conference Photo Album
August 29-September 1 1997, Banff Alberta, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

On August 29, 1997, a ground breaking interdisciplinary conference opened at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta, Canada. For the next four days, paleontologists, computer scientists and digital artists met and discussed key themes in the origins of life, nature's choices in evolution, and the prospects for digital biota. As part of the conference a special trek to the nearby Burgess Shale Cambrian fossil quarries was organized by the Burgess Shale Foundation and the organizers of the Digital Burgess conference. The following images capture the essence of the event

Click on each image to go to the corresponding photo album pages

..also, don't forget to visit the Digital Burgess written reviews.

The Photo Albums

Opening the Conference

The Trek to the
Burgess Shale
At the Burgess Shale

Conference Sessions

Closing Discussion and Keynotes


See the Burgess Shale Panoramas created by Todd Goldenbaum
Click on these images to get a larger still GIF version

Click here to see the Burgess Shale Panorama
(note you must download the RealSpace Viewer Plug-in first!

See images from the
preparatory June 29, 1997 Trek to the Burgess Shale

Anomalocaris in VRML
See the winner of our VRML Cambrian Creatures Competition

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