London: In today’s world of technology anything is possible. Even the late poet John Keats can now be ‘alive’ for one day two hundred years after his death. A team of researchers is currently trying to ‘virtually recreate’ them. In this virtual incarnation, their voices, faces and costumes will be identical. The romantic poet John Keats died of tuberculosis in Rome on February 23, 1821. He was only 25 at the time.
He will be resurrected ‘virtually alive’ on the occasion of his 200th birthday. This work is being done by a team of experts from the Institute of Digital Archeology. The team includes animators, linguists, dress designers and historians. In Rome, Keats wrote his famous poem ‘Bright Star’. He will now be seen reciting his own ‘Bright Star’ poem at the same place where he died. The animators are creating their looks, while the vocal specialists are working on their voice and speaking style. Their costumes are carefully designed by a team of experts. The Institute of Digital Archeology has very carefully scanned several portraits and death masks of Keats to create their 3D models.