The Lives of Things

This is a multi-pronged teaching and research initiative in collaboration with Mark Olso, Mariano Tepper, and Guillelmo Sapiro. We’re interested in using interactive visualization technologies to engage the public with historic objects in a museum - in our case the medieval sculpture of the Nasher Museum at Duke University. The projects range from teaching students how to make 3D laser or photogrammetric scans that will be inserted into reconstruction models, to interactive “games” that restore color and texture to sculpture.

Media Gallery

Mapping materials and trade

Mapping the Lives of Things in the Intro Course The Stele of Hammurabi map copy

Reconstructing the Choir Screen at Chartres Cathedral

Sharon Chan learning to carve stone

The Surface Analysis Project with Professor Carlo Tomasi

Working with objects in the Brummer Collection