Art historian and geographer bring Eduardo Paolozzi’s studio to digital life

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    Kingston University has been awarded the prestigious Digital R&D Fund for the Arts to embark on a year-long research project – Studio of Objects – to explore how digital technology can bring an artist’s preserved studio to wider audiences.

    Dr. Chris Horrocks from the School of Art & Design History is collaborating with Dr. Mike Smith, an expert in remote sensing in the School of Geography, Geology and Environment, to bring famous artist Eduardo Paolozzi’s studio to 3-D life in a revolutionary iOS iPad app. They are working with lead partner Gilly Booth from hijack production, app developer and publisher Touch Press and communications company Dacapo to make a 360-degree laser scan and photo capture of Paolozzi’s studio, which is housed at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. “The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts has given us a unique opportunity to work with our partners to recreate digitally Paolozzi’s studio,” Horrocks said at the launch. “This is cutting-edge technology enabling any institution to develop a business model that will connect its collection to a broader public.” The partners responded to an open call by Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts to explore how digital technology can be creatively used in the arts and culture sector.

    For further information please email Dr Chris Horrocks

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