Concept: Scanning and Modeling real and imagined dimensional objects and environments for critical, historical, and creative purposes. This includes both 3D imaging from photos, lasers, and other tools and drawing in 3D software environments. Some 3D Models are also printed out as material objects.
The Wired Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture, and the various labs associated with Computational Media, Arts & Cultures, use these approaches to their research and teaching. Courses on 3D modeling and visualization are taught in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Information Science + Studies. The Innovation Co-Lab provides 3D printing services in several locations on campus.