Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Met Hosts a 3D Hackathon to Scan, Replicate, and Remix Collection Objects
A 3D printed object
The museum will invite 25 different digital artists and programmers to “experiment with the latest 3-D scanning and replicating technologies,” according to their blog. The term “hackathon” is a portmanteau for a hacking marathon — basically, a lot of programmers get together in a big space somewhere and lock themselves in for a while, seeing what they can possibly come up with in a limited span of time.
Just who is participating in the two-day hackathon is a closely-guarded secret, but we are advised to keep an eye on the Met blog and the hashtag #Met3D for further updates. [Metropolitan]
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