Collaboration and faculty-student research projects have led to the development of HistoryLab: Creative Technologies, Hidden Histories, Informal Learning. The new course, being offered for the first time this semester, bridges STEM fields, the humanities, education and the creative arts.
The University Libraries Art and Architecture Library at Virginia Tech houses collections in visual arts, art history, architecture, decorative arts, and design. And now it is also home to two 3D Systems Sense Scanners, handheld, short range 3D Scanners that capture and process data in real time to generate a complete polygon mesh. Available to students and faculty, the Sense scanner increases efficiency when converting a physical model into the digital world. This exciting technology lowers barriers for creatives and helps them iterate, scale, and finish designs for production.