August Imaging Forum

September 11, 2013

On August 23, the YDC2 hosted an Imaging Forum to share information on recent developments in computational imaging capacity and to discuss how that information might be used to further curatorial research goals.  Held at the Conference Center on West Campus, the Forum started off with a welcome introduction by Meg Bellinger, director of YDC2. The following talks included a review of computational imaging given by Holly Rushmeier, Chair of the Computer Science Department, which included techniques such as multi-spectral imaging (MSI), reflectance transformation imaging (RTI), and 3D imaging. Louis King, Digital Information Architect for YDC2, talked about the new tools for digital image viewing and analysis as part of the Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts project. He explained the underlying Content Platform. The audience was then given a quick view into some of the projects in the new Imaging Lab ranging in departments from the Yale Center for British Art, Peabody Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and Computer Science/cultural heritage computing.

After the presentations, the participants of the Forum toured the Imaging Lab facility in the Collection Studies Center.  Representatives from all of the museums and Computing and the Arts demonstrated imaging technologies in action at six separate stations throughout the lab.  The Forum concluded with a lunch talk given by Dr. Ruggero Pintus, a cultural heritage computing postdoctoral fellow, on understanding 3D Imaging methods and techniques.

View the Presentations:

Holly Rushmeier: Computational Imaging
Louis King: Enabling New Research Methods through Cultural Heritage Collections
Melissa Gold Fournier: Bringing it All Together: the Yale Center for British Art’s Zoom Feature
Benjamin Diebold: The Indo-Pacific Textiles
Ying Yang: Automatic Document Layout Analysis of Massive Sets of Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts
Lawrence Gall: Robotic Book Scanners & Museum Documentation
Ruggero Pintus: 3D Acquisition Techniques