STUDENTS AND FACULTY representing a range of disciplines recently worked with artist Sharon Ma to build a hybrid exhibit for the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons that incorporated physical, digital, and photographic elements.
“Virtual Fractality: Iterations, Dimensions, and Enhanced Reality” showcased fractals—geometric objects whose dimension is not a whole number.
The physical objects were created in Wentworth lab spaces. Laser-cut cardboard pieces initially served as models, while the finished sculptures were glued and sanded by hand. Interior Design and Industrial Design students created the spheres and final art pieces, Computer Science students designed a virtual reality (VR) component for smartphones, and Applied Mathematics students built the VR viewer.
To learn more about library exhibits at Wentworth, visit library.wit.edu. — Greg Abazorius