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    Getting Started!

    By meganmohney
    Oct 3, '17 9:56 PM EST

    Hello! My name is Megan Mohney-- a thesis student and a member of the “BECOMING DIGITAL” seminar this semester.

    We just finished our first workshop with MILLIONS. We met Jon May and Zeina Koreitem on Friday after they gave a talk to the school in our amazing new atrium space!

    ^ Instagram post from Outpost Office (who designed the furniture pieces!)

    They introduced phase 1. We were divided in groups of 3 and each had to investigate a free 3d scanning app. MILLIONS has done expensive laser 3d scanning before, but had not tried these apps... 

    These apps don't make perfect meshes. Apps like Trino and Qlone typically are used for making distorted recreations of your friends' faces, or trying to capture trinkets and household items. Zeina repeatedly said "we are not going for accuracy we are not going for optimization" 

    First we made a gravity simulated tower in a digital software:

    Then we modeled this physically.... and had to 3d scan the model. The result was a total distortion! (this is our best scan)

    This was where we ended up Friday night/ Saturday morning before step 2! 

    P.S. The scanning sometimes required some inventive backgrounding... 

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This blog will follow student experiences during the BECOMING DIGITAL workshops this semester at Taubman College. Organized by Ellie Abrons and Adam Fure, the program will invite 3 design practices to run a weekend-long experiment, project, or research. The invited designers are Jon May + Zeina Koreitem of MILLIONS, Curtis Roth, and Vivian Lee + James Macgillivray of LAMAS. This semester will be devoted to investigating and challenging the digital environment in which live and work.

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