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November 12, 2009

Lasers in Scotland — "We're no longer a million miles from the 'Star Trek' holodeck"

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Long story (by Michael Kimmelman in the November 5, 2009 New York Times) short: Experts from the Glasgow School of Art are on the bleeding edge of 3-D digital laser scanning technology, using it to create representations of now-decaying structures and buildings as they originally appeared.

Slide show here.

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Above and below, Rosslyn Chapel in digital representations based on 3-D laser scanning.

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Below,

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the actual building, which has been covered by a canopy for many years in an attempt to dry it out.

Wrote Kimmelman, "A virtual past... never dies."

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Rob, you'd have to scare off the existing congregation as it's still in use. You may have seen it in "The da Vinci Code", it's the chapel that is supposedly the hiding place of the big secret of the film.

Posted by: Graeme | Nov 16, 2009 2:55:14 AM

the last picture is a beautiful fusion of old and new architecture. i'd live there.

Posted by: rob | Nov 12, 2009 7:15:50 PM

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