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"Pathways of Science" - Scan Data 3D Model
3-foot tall, glazed, clay, mushroom sculpture
A collaboration between artists Katy Börner and Carrie Longley, this sculpture was an effort to make the history of science more tangible. The sculpture embodies the idea that science, similar to mushroom bodies, can grow in many directions. A network of tunnels run throughout the sculpture, and marbles are used to trace the evolution of scientific ideas back to their origins. This is done by placing the marble at the top level and observing as it works its way through the sculpture to the bottom.
The sculpture was displayed as part of [RE]imagining Science, an exhibit at the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University that featured a number of artist collaborations.
The sculpture was scanned with Creaform‘s GoScan!50 using VXScan with a 75% decimation. This model is a great example of a very difficult item to scan due to many occluded surfaces, deep crevaces, and inaccessible tubes.