ArtSci Lecture Series Programmed by Lorraine Walsh
New Technologies in Art: Digital Creation Process and Digital Restoration
Lecture by Irene Gaumé
Thursday, May 11th at 4:30 pm, Della Pietra Family Auditorium, SCGP 103
The Simons Center Art and Science Program is pleased to welcome Irene Gaumé as a guest speaker on May 11th, 2017. Gaumé is working at the leading edge of new artistic digital technologies to preserve global cultural heritage and history. This important work applies 3d scanning techniques used for conservation and archeological purposes while searching for new interpretations. Gaumé’s art is motivated by reactivating cultural legacy in a virtual reality that is timeless and deterritorialized.
“My main goal is the preservation of our cultural heritage through technology. Today, digital and physical artisans are working together, building bridges between different skills and professional disciplines, working alongside historians, scientists, restorers, museum directors, curators and many others. To learn and understand the cultural legacy we have inherited from the past, providing this knowledge to future generations is essential.” – Irene Gaumé
Irene Gaumé received her B.F.A. from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and her M.F.A. Cum Laude in Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. Additional studies in 3D software tools including Autodesk Maya were at Aulatemática Center in Valencia, Spain.