Within the V-MOVE program, the University of Balearic Island in Spain is offering a position for an intern in the field of Virtual Reconstruction. Interested researchers and professionals may apply through the Call4Mobility.
Name of the hosting institution:
University of Balearic Islands (UIB)
Brief description of the unit hosting the internship:
Research group expert in Computer Graphics, Vision and Artificial Intelligence.
Max number of internships/year: 2
Areas of host institution’s expertise for internship proposals:
The objective of our investigation is two-fold: first of all to present the capability of laser technology by means of 3D scanned images of buildings and structures. Secondly, to show the relevance of 3D scans in preventive conservation plans of our cultural heritage. This technology has allowed us to consider the operative possibilities that the laser offers to performance protocols, once the restoration process is concluded.
The recent intervention carried out on the Royal Chapel of the XVI century cathedral of Majorca has made possible the investigation of the uses derived from the 3D scanned images related to the digital and metrologic storage of the whole surface and integrated plastic elements. Laser technology was applied on a recently restored artistic collection, work of Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol between 1908 and 1909. The collection is formed by a polychromatic ceramic surface, the Episcopal stone chair with graffiti and gilded, and a set of four wrought, polychrome, iron candlesticks. A database of documentary contents has been created in order to prepare the corresponding plan of preventive conservation. This database is divided into three parts:
- Methodological: performance protocol definition of the laser scanner and processing of the obtained information.
- Documentary: Accommodation of an operative model from a digital and metrological database.
- Experimental: Interactive training with other computer and technological applications in order to guarantee its permanent update.
The unprecedented nature of this investigation in the field of preventive conservation, the singularity of the artistic work object of this application, and the historical dialogue between contemporary art and the monumental medieval set of the relevant Cathedral of Majorca, creates an innovative bond between applied sciences and patrimony conservation.
Programmer with experience or interest in computer graphics and 3D modelling of objects and buildings.
Starting in January or September 2012, 2013, 2014
8 - 24 weeks
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Facilities and Supervision:
All hardware and software, internet access and technical permissions necessary to carry out the agreed programme of work will be provided.
Overall supervision of the internship programme will be undertaken by Dr. Francisco José Perales López, who will also ensure that any training in technologies and methods that may be required will be provided.
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