10.15.12

3D heads on display at digital art fest, Colonel Kurtz's hut

Sophie Kan reveals her design process for these portraits: 

38 New Yorkers whose portraits I made, using a 3d laser scanner. The result is an identity parade of textured 3d scans of their faces, rotating in and out of the light. The glitchy, fragmented look of these scans results from my misuse of the high-end 3d laser scanner, which was never designed to capture the body.

If you are near Reno, Nevada then you should go to the event showcasing this and other digital art. Otherwise you can enjoy the video above and get a taste of whats on display.

"Prospectives ’12 International Festival of Digital Art is the third iteration of a media festival started by UNR Professor and media artist, Joseph DeLappe. Prospectives is a unique event in that it is focused entirely on pre-professional artists – highlighting an international selection of work by graduate and Phd students working with digital technologies for the creation of interdisciplinary artforms from visual, performing, music and dance.