To find new ways to get laser scanners and cameras to capture a room of objects – such as Paolozzi’s preserved studio in Edinburgh – in an effective, engaging and economical way. Using cutting-edge visual mapping technology involves not only careful consideration of the types of objects that we need to record while scanning Paolozzi’s preserved studio, but also the way in which the data can be manipulated down the line to create a manageable app. The challenge here is to develop a technique that can capture detail (the texture of plaster busts, the colour of Paolozzi’s robot toys, the reflection on a bronze cast) but ‘crunch’ the data so that it could fit on a screen device and become interactive.

Aims of The Project