Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Direct Dimensions is a Major Sponsor of Smithsonian's X 3D Conference

In 2008 Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough announced his plan to digitize the Smithsonian's holdings and share the collections online, dramatically expanding the institution's community and educational outreach.

The excitement generated by this announcement was palpable. Imagine what a digital representation of the Smithsonian could mean for educators or even just individuals who might not have the means to visit Washington, DC. Five years later we are about to see the first fruits of that plan.

On November 13th and 14th the Smithsonian will be holding the X 3D conference where they will unveil the first twenty digitized objects to the world.

From the Smithsonian:
Those objects will be unveiled in a new website and specially built app that will transform how the public can interact with Smithsonian content.

Press will see demonstrations of the 3-D scanners, printers and other devices that allow Smithsonian museum collections, scientific specimens and entire research sites to be digitally recorded, studied and shared in incredible detail.

Tomorrow is an exciting day for us at Direct Dimensions as we have been working with the Smithsonian on several projects related to this event. We also have the honor of being official sponsors of the conference (along with Autodesk, 3D Systems, and Faro Technologies).

The response for the conference was so overwhelming that it was quickly "sold out" but you can livestream the events on the 13th and 14th at the following link: