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Thursday, March 19 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
3D Scanning in the Library!

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Experimenting with new uses of technologies can be a great way to engage library users. We will teach workshop participants how to use an Xbox Kinect, the motion sensing device that allows for gesture control, and Skanect software to create 3D scans of participants. Users can manipulate their scan files in any way they choose, including creating a 3D print of it. In demonstrating how to use this technology, we will show how the activity can be done using a basic swivel chair to make “busts” of participants or, for the especially adventurous, building your own motorized rotating platform for full body scans. Finally, we will share our workflow that we applied to multiple events, including a city-wide art festival and multiple Libraries’ events. This activity allows participants to explore gaming technology in interactive and new ways and hopefully inspire participants to try this at their own institutions!


Carolyn Bishoff

Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Sciences Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
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Shannon Farrell

Repository Manager, University of Minnesota
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Amy Neeser

Research Data Curation Librarian, University of Michigan
Amy Neeser
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Justin Schell

Learning Design Specialist | Shapiro Design Lab, University of Michigan Library
Justin Schell is a filmmaker, writer, photographer, and Learning Design Specialist for the University of Michigan Library. His first documentary, Travel in Spirals, tells the story of Hmong hip-hop artist Tou SaiKo Lee's journey back to Thailand, 30 years after he was born in a... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Leonard Center, Hall of Fame Room

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