The Veronica Scanner

2 – 11 September

Royal Academy

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/projects-the-veronica-scanner

‘A new interactive project at the RA celebrates the next stage in this story: the art of 3D photogrammetry in the 21st century. For ten days in September, we will be home to the Veronica Chorographic Scanner, a bespoke 3D head scanner. In a matter of seconds, the scanner uses eight cameras to capture 96 high resolution photographs of the human head from every angle, mapping even the finest surface details. These images can then be processed into a digital 3D model, replicating every feature of the face in intricate detail.

As part of the experiment, every day one scan will be selected at random to be carved into a wooden bust by a highly specialised robot, lent from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London.’

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