“In Search of the Plastic Image: a Media Archaeology of Scan Processing” by Holzer

  • ©Derek Holzer



Entry Number: 13


    In Search of the Plastic Image: a Media Archaeology of Scan Processing

Session/Category Title:   Visions: CV and Image Capture



    This paper proposes a new perspective on the role of computers in the re-materialization of ancient artifacts, highlighting issues of conservation, self-expression, and authorship in creative processes. Specifically, our approach allows all of the creative spirits (i.e., creative agencies) taking part in the making process—from the ancient makers, to the digital craftsperson, to the making machine itself—to be represented in the final outcome. The paper explores the evolution of our technique through three projects that rely on both digital and traditional making practices. We introduce the notion of a digital spirit, which allows for a holistic and respectful integration of diverse making agencies in a unified hybrid practice.


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