3-D printers, digital cameras, specialized software, and VR headsets are used to model and experience architectural spaces and physical objects.
In 2020, Kenyon alumnus David P. Harris (’46) donated a large collection of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine icons that he had built up over decades of travel and research. VRC assistants have been conducting background research on these icons, striving to situate each in its historical, cultural, and material context.
The new technologies of 3-D modeling and printing are enhancing research into the historic design and construction of Kenyon College’s 19th and early 20th century buildings.
Banner Image: detail from Bellsville, Maryland, 1945 (reprint). Blick-Harris Study Collection, 2017.16. https://digital.kenyon.edu/arthistorystudycollection/622/