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Deep Fakes - In Conversation - CultArm 3D




Episode 5 - On digitization of cultural objects, cutting edge 3D scanning and 3D printing technology, automation, cultural deep fakes

In the universe of the exhibition “Deep Fakes: Art and Its Double”, curated by Prof. Sarah Kenderdine, we invite you to join us for “In Conversation”, a live video discussion series with the artists, scientists, and collaborators that have been a part of our exhibition.

For the fifth episode of “Deep Fakes - In Conversation”, this coming Thursday, January 20th, at 6 PM CET, we invite you to join us for a discussion between Monica Antohi, Communications lead with EPFL Pavilions and our guests, Pedro Santos, Head of Competence Center Cultural Heritage Digitization at Fraunhofer IGD and Matevz Domajnko, R&D Engineer and 3D Digitization Expert at Fraunhofer IGD.

In this interview, we'll be exploring their CultArm 3D, a robotic arm scanner that has the capability of reducing manpower and required expertise in the museum world around scanning varied cultural heritage objects, basically reducing the human interaction needed to one un-technically-skilled person, and turning 3D digitization/scanning to a push-button operation.

Join us for the premiere on January 20th at 6 PM CET for a conversation that expands beyond technology and current events, to bring a new perspective on culture and cultural heritage.

CultArm3D is the culmination of many years of intensive research, prototyping and development in the development of innovative 3D scanning technologies. This has taken place in the CultLab3D research lab at the Competence Center Cultural Heritage Digitization of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt, Germany.

The project is also a significant collaboration with three leading industry partners. Phase One of Denmark has manufactured the world-class camera system specialized for cultural heritage photography, mounted on the CultArm3D.The Darmstadt Graphics Group, a spinoff of Fraunhofer IGD, has created Rapid Compact to automatically decimate large model data into web usable 3D formats for virtual and augmented reality. And the third company, Israeli 3D printing company, Stratasys, joined the project to generate the color faithful 3D replica using the Cuttlefish printer driver of Fraunhofer IGD on their Polyjet 3D printers.

Deep Fakes - In Conversation - CultArm 3D -Pedro Santos and Matevz Domajnko