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This seems to be a new service for people wanting to buy/ sell art.

I think the idea is it 3d scans artworks and helps curators/ art dealers curate the work in a digital gallery?

It seems to be not ready yet.

Could I do something similar with my work? or do i want to try and dimply it in a more abstract digital space?

initial research into 3d modeling/printing – Wikipedia

  • 3D scanningis the process of analysing a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (e.g. colour). The collected data can then be used to construct digital 3D models.
  • 3D scannercan be based on many different technologies, each with its own limitations, advantages and costs. Many limitations in the kind of objects that can be digitisedare still present. For example, optical technology may encounter many difficulties with shiny, reflective or transparent objects. For example, industrial computed tomography scanning and structured-light 3D scanners can be used to construct digital 3D models, without destructive testing.
  • Collected 3D data is useful for a wide variety of applications. These devices are used extensively by the entertainment industry in the production of movies and video games, including virtual reality. Other common applications of this technology include augmented reality,[1]motion capture,[2][3]gesture recognition,[4] robotic mapping,[5] industrial designorthotics and prosthetics,[6] reverse engineering and prototypingquality control/inspection and the digitization of cultural artifacts.[7]
  • 3D scanners are used to capture the 3D shape of a patient in orthoticsand dentistry. It gradually supplants tedious plaster cast. CAD/CAM software are then used to design and manufacture the orthosisprosthesisor dental implants.
  • Many Chairside dental CAD/CAM systems and Dental Laboratory CAD/CAM systems use 3D Scanner technologies to capture the 3D surface of a dental preparation (either in vivoor in vitro), in order to produce a restoration digitally using CAD software and ultimately produce the final restoration using a CAM technology (such as a CNC milling machine, or 3D printer). The chairside systems are designed to facilitate the 3D scanning of a preparation in vivoand produce the restoration (such as a Crown, Onlay, Inlay or Veneer).

Study Plan #1

Within my current practice and History of Art studies I have recently developed an interest in documentation, dissemination and reproducible. While on my semester abroad in Prague, knowing I would struggle to take work home, I composted pieces out of animate and inanimate objects, focusing equally on composition and how these works could be documented/repeated. While away I also had the opportunity to take a clay modelling class which re-ignited my interest in figurative sculpting. Over lock- down I have delved deeper into more process driven work as a means of coping with the bazar times we have found ourselves in, exploring wax carving and non-conventional casting techniques. Now I am back at ECA I want to start exploring how made objects such as these can be effectively experience in the Covid era art world. I want to learn how to upload 3d images of my work so it can be experienced digitally and how to make physical copies of my work available globally through 3d printing. I am interested in creating work in which the copy or representation is as good/ interesting as the original and in finding non-traditional viewing methods that does sculpture justice. I want my research to involve how viewers engage with documentation of sculpture, what is the most effective method of documenting sculpture and to learn the technical skills required to implement these methods.


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