The Digital Michelangelo Project

October 27, 2003

The project has mainly focused on some of Michelangelo’s sculptures, including the famous David statue, but has also “scanned 1,163 fragments of the Forma Urbis Romae, a giant marble map of ancient Rome.” Visitors to the project’s homepage can download the ScanView software, which lets users virtually fly around the models of the statues. Research papers about the technologies used in the project and the algorithms

developed by its members are also available. [NSDL Scout Report for Math,

Engineering, and Technology – 24 October 2003. Copyright Susan Calcari and the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, 1994-2003.]

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