Motivated by the Open Data movement and developed for the Mozilla Festival, AfroScanned, is an exploration of 3D scanning, computer vision, and what it means to exist virtually as diverse people.
As we journey into our digital futures, we are called to re-imagine what it means to exist virtually, as a reality and as avatars. How do we envision ourselves as digital beings? What does our digital presence look and feel like? What stories do our digital selves tell? What parts of our ancestry do we leave behind? What do we take with us?
The installation is a large-scale social media wall of 3D scans of diverse communities to be displayed at various events in late 2017. We will be providing various 3D scanning and computer vision workshops for participatory inclusion of diverse communities.