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Scanning the USSR Intrepid


A seminar at Columbia GSAPP, Spring 2019
Students: Alexander Haddad, Aris Constantinos Minaretzis Tsionos, Carolina Almeida, Emma Leigh Macdonald, Felipe Rocha, Hamad Almuzaini, Jacky Hoang, Jake Rosenwald, Jean Pierre Villafane, Lena M Pfeiffer, Nefer Andres Fernandez, Richard Lewis Lee, Valeria Paez Cala, Yaxin Jiang, Yonathan Kevin Moore, Zeynep Nazli Ugur, Zhuyun Wang, Eduardo James Meneses

Thank you to the staff at the Intrepid Museum, especially Jessica Williams and Elaine Charnov



Can 3D scanned models help in engaging museum visitors through interactive experiences? How can audiences discover spaces that are inaccessible due to safety reasons or physical limitations?

The seminar Tools for Show takes these questions as a starting point to create interactive prototypes for storytelling and architectural communication. Discovering multiple identities, qualities and values of an entity through its replication, students were asked to create a series of virtual and analog duplicates throughout the semester.



FelipeRocha JackyHoang

FelipeRocha JackyHoang
Aris Constantinos Minaretzis Tsionos, Alexander Haddad, Jean Pierre Villafane, Yonathan KevinMoore


Using photogrammetry, the class carefully scanned the currently inaccessible Sick Bay of the Intrepid, a former aircraft carrier turned floating museum. Digging into the archives, students excavated stories surrounding the Sick Bay to creative games, quizzes, interactive experiences, and AR apps. The projects are documented online using Tools for Show, creating a virtual archive of the 3D scanned spaces and the stories surrounding them.

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