Lecture date: 2013-01-23
ScanLAB Projects: Experiments in Observation & Capture
Matt Shaw and Will Trossell of London-based ScanLAB Projects will discuss a series of recent projects involving designers, architects and scientists from across the globe. From their forensic analysis of Arctic ice floes with Cambridge sea ice scientists, to photo shoots with Vivian Westwood, the series of works are unified by the use of a specific tool: large-scale terrestrial laser scanning. In this lecture, ScanLAB critically analyse what it means to see the world though the eyes of this emerging technology and speculate on its use as a design tool of the future.
ScanLAB Projects specialise in large-scale 3D data capture, creating millimetre-perfect 3D datasets of objects, buildings and landscapes for use in design, making and visualisation. ScanLAB teach at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Through international collaboration, commercial projects and research activities, the practice constantly explores and expands the potential of this powerful technology.