Theses Master's

Heritage Reproduction in the Age of High-Resolution Scanning:A Critical Evaluation of Digital Infilling Methods for Historic Preservation

Jauregui, Andre

High-definition digital scanning has established itself as a useful tool for documenting cultural heritage in the twenty-first century. Proponents of surveying technology are hailing the use of digital fact-based 3D models as valuable tools for recording, analyzing and safeguarding items of cultural importance. Methods for digitally filling holes have not yet been considered through the lens of historic preservation. No modeling technique is error-free and understanding how heritage professionals are addressing lacunae is vital for understanding digital heritage objects resulting from 3D scanning hardware. Frameworks exist for working with scanned data, but they define general principles for a broad range of applications and do not provide any guidelines or strategies of how to comply with them practically. This thesis is a comparative evaluation of current practices of in-filling digital lacunae that attempts to establish which methods are best suited to the following historic preservation practices: documentation, Interpretation graphics, Long-term monitoring, digital restoration, physical fabrication.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Historic Preservation
Thesis Advisors
Lowe, Adam C.
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
September 25, 2018