09 Dec When feeling is seeing – 3D Art

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Within the whirlwind of crazy new technological happenings there are some who are harnessing all that excitement to create wonderful products and experiences – and ones that solve some previously insurmountable problems.

When it comes to art, we’ve seen technology being used to create conceptual experiences but there’s one team that are doing something cunningly creative.

Unseen Art

Unseen Art is a project that is making art accessible to the blind and visually impaired. People from all over the world will be able to contribute to this project which recreates classical art paintings in 3D so that they can then be touched and felt, whether it be at exhibitions or at home.

A recently launched crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help create a platform that allows the 3D models to be available open source and printable anywhere in the world where there’s a 3D printer.

And if you can’t imagine how awesome the experience is for someone ‘seeing’ the Mona Lisa for the first time in their entire life, listen to one viewer’s take on her first introduction here…

Marc Dillon, passionate promoter of the Unseen Art project and manager of the campaign explains what makes him so committed to it.  “Creating equal access for art globally is our passion and goal. There are many people in the world who have heard of classical artworks their whole lives but are unable to see them. Now they can experience them for the first time and create their own impressions and opinions.”

Check the campaign out or donate here and take part in the competition to host the first ever Unseen Art exhibition in your local city.

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