Samantha Porter Workshop and Lecture

Samantha Porter Workshop and Lecture

dSHARP is excited to present three events with Digital Preservation Specialist Samantha Porter.

dSHARP Workshop: Photogrammetry Skills

Photogrammetry (structure from motion) is an inexpensive way to create 3D models of existing objects or structures for research, 3D printing, or use in digital media such as games. Participants will learn the basics of photogrammetry including best practices for taking photographs and software workflows for processing images into models.  

dSHARP Talk: Digital Humanities at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio B

Despite a reputation for being traditional institutions, museums are increasingly looking to technology to attract visitors and offer new ways for patrons to engage with the works on display. In designing these types of installations, it can be difficult to balance implementation of technology in a way that complements, but does not overshadow, the experience. In this talk, Samantha Porter will discuss the case study of 'Riddle Mia This,' a smartphone app launched in September 2018 that takes users on an escape room style adventure through the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She will describe some challenges her team faced in creating the app, how they overcame them, and lessons learned along the way

dSHARP Discussion Session with Samantha Porter
Do you have any questions about making objects real in virtual spaces? Have you ever wondered about using photogrammetry tools or VR to showcases your work? Is there a project you’re already working on in this area but would like discuss your findings? Come speak with the dSHARP guest speaker Samantha Porter to learn more about her work using photogrammetry to get ideas about what might be possible for your projects. A Vive system will also be set up for us to explore 3D objects in a virtual world. 

About the Speaker
Samantha Porter is a Digital Preservation Specialist with Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) at the University of Minnesota.  Her work applies technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D printing, and virtual and augmented reality to teaching, research, and outreach projects across disciplines.

About dSHARP
dSHARP connects scholars to collaborators and resources; conducts research using digital methods to ask original questions relevant to the arts, humanities, and sciences; and educates the CMU community about digital tools and research methods.