Digital Relics

Kendall College of Art and Design FlexLab

Digital Relics is a continuation of experiments started in the spring of 2013 by a group of different majors at Kendall College of Art and Design using some of the advanced technologies housed in our FlexLab. We used the site and artifacts at 54Jeff to learn about 3D scanning, 3D printing, and to start thinking about how things might be reinterpreted through these technologies for new functions and audiences. By May we had scanned roughly 30 objects and had presented some of them in their original, digitized and printed, and manipulated states. For ArtPrize we took some of the 3D information we'd captured, the 3D files of 54Jeff, and mashed them up for this sculptural sketch of the site and its contents. Participants in the course were Jake Falk, Sarah Darnell, Jake Mikula, Stephanie McCarthy, Jake Kapusta, and Jordan Verburg, with assistance from our alumnus Caitlin Skelcey. 3D modeling of the 54 Jefferson building by Nathan House, photographs of 3D prints by Tom Wagner.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 24
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Width: 48
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 12