Students will be introduced to digital modeling and rendering as forms of art-historical investigation. A series of case studies will allow students to explore the research possibilities presented by this new medium. Students will construct their own digital models as part of a research project.
This course will investigate foundational principles of cultural heritage and its material preservation, with a particular focus on emerging threats (such as global warming, religious extremism, and armed conflict) and the technologies being utilized to confront these challenges. Students will gain hands-on practice in laser scanning, photogrammetry, and digital mapping in field trips to local heritage sites in the Bay Area.