The Student Innovation Fellowship uses photogrammetry to capture objects of significance for use in virtual worlds and digital archives.

Photogrammetry is the process of aligning 2-dimensional photographs to produce a 3-dimensional representation of an object or space. Although the process can be time-consuming and complicated, it is one of the most effective ways to reproduce an object in digital form with its true aesthetics and features. We take photographs in a studio or in the field, load them into a tool called Agisoft Photoscan, and adjust various settings to generate a 3D object that is true to the source material.

Here are some examples of 3D objects we have produced for different projects.

Oakland Cemetery

Headstone of Lena Kalish
by Student Innovation Fellows

In Oakland Cemetery, our team is taking photographs of headstones in order to help map out the cemetery and create digital resources that allow community members to explore the history of the cemetery and its occupants.

CDC Museum – Ebola Exhibit

Chlorine Bucket
by Student Innovation Fellows

Our team is working with CDC Museum staff and the School of Public Health to create a digital exhibit based on a 2018 CDC exhibit about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2016. This chlorine bucket was used in Africa during the CDC response to the outbreak.

Objects of Refuge

Lucky Shirt
by Student Innovation Fellows

Colorful Bag
by Student Innovation Fellows

The Objects of Refuge project helps refugee students at Georgia State tell their own stories of refuge through digital media, including digital versions of objects that they carried with them during their experiences.

Open World Atlanta and The Phoenix Project

Whisky Jug
by Spencer R.

Part of the Open World Atlanta project is to capture objects from the Phoenix Project, an archaeological collection of artifacts from Atlanta’s past, in order to place them into a virtual re-creation of 1928 Atlanta. This jug was produced in Atlanta in the early 1900s by potters E. C. Brown and T. W. Cofield, who were cousins.