Reconstructing artefacts with RFIDs

I particularly like the idea of a simultaneous visualisation of an artefact and its parts. In an artefact’s ‘biography’, conservation is the stage where different fragments of it (e.g. pottery sherds) are glued together. This is a rather permanent intervention with no reversibility option to the previous state and therefore all necessary recording and analysis practices must precede conservation. From the point that you conserve an artefact its archaeological value gives place more and more to its cultural value. I wonder what is the real value of having an interactive visualisation of the virtual artefact apart from the the fantastic gimmicky effect?

See video clip on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpKUuutbqZQ
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