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Creating 3-D Object Models

Posted by swang
22 Mar 2017 16:59

This week in the Bard Graduate Center class “The Inca and their Ancestors: Andean Objects, Technologies, and Issues of Conservation,” Alicia Boswell, Mellon “Cultures of Conservation” Postdoctoral Fellow, and her students took the next steps of their class project to create 3-D object models of ancient coastal Peruvian earthenware held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, found with the famous mummy bundles of the Paracas culture (800 BC – 1 AD). The class met with Dr. James Doyle, Assistant Curator in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, to get an inside look at the unique objects – and issues – of the recently installed Paracas exhibition. Historical context in hand, the group then headed behind the scenes to dive head-first into their mission to photograph a set of Paracas ceramic vessels with the help of Jesse Merandy on behalf of the BGC’s Digital Media Lab. The class expects, by the end of the semester, to create a fully contextualized project that combines their understanding of Paracas culture and ceramic technology with recreated 3-D images of the objects themselves.

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Paracas Mummy Bundles

Posted by swang
05 Mar 2017 23:18

For the spring 2017 course, “The Inca and Their Ancestors: Andean Objects, Technologies, and Issues of Conservation,” students have begun studying different aspects of the Paracas culture (B.C.E. 800-1 C.E.), one of the earliest known complex societies in South America. While each class throughout the semester will focus on a different society and technology of the Pre-Columbian Andes, the class research project is dedicated to Paracas society. More information on this project will be provided through future posts.

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