Ukraine’s cultural heritage sites are being recognised as the second casualty of Russia’s invasion. A new project is using 3D technology to digitally preserve them and archive Ukraine’s collective memory.
A collaboration between the Danish UNESCO National Commission, Blue Shield Denmark and Polycam, a leading 3D scanning application, the project encourages people in Ukraine to install the application, and use their mobile phones to scan nearby cultural sites and artefacts, creating a three-dimensional digital replica.
These 3D scans are then uploaded into a publicly accessibledigital archive, capturing a detailed copy of the heritage object, before it’s too late.
“Liam Fleming has developed a singular glass
practice alongside years of experience as a production glassblower and
assistant to other makers. His distinctive vocabulary of forms and techniques
test the constraints of glassblowing while exploring the complicated
relationship between craft, art, design and architecture. These concerns are
evident in his beguiling objects that capture a moment of transformation
through the “controlled demolition” of mould-blown forms. They are captivating
in demonstrating expert technique, uncertainty, and imperfection. Fleming’s new
body of work results from further experiments with coldworking techniques,
giving over to chance in the workshop and a philosophical exploration”
A 19-ton bronze depicting
Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King and a love that helped change the world,
has inspired praise, jokes and bile. The city of Boston unveiled a new memorial
sculpture in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The
reception for the 22-foot statue has been decidedly mixed — ranging from
enthusiastic plaudits to consternation and outright jeers. The monument, by
artist Hank Willis Thomas, is meant to honor the relationship between the
Kings. It was inspired by a 1964 photograph of the couple hugging, after King
had won the Nobel Peace Prize.