From satellite imagery to wood-carved landscapes

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by Shashank Srinivasan on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Section
Design

Session type
Lecture

Technical level
Intermediate

Objective

To communicate how images, collected from satellites in orbit, can be used to carve landscapes out of wood. Attendees will learn how modern technology can be used to obtain data and create beauty.

Description

I’ll talk about satellite imagery and wood carving separately, and then describe how, using a combination of software tools and CNC hardware, I carve wood into landscapes.

Requirements

None

Speaker bio

I’m a scientist specialising in the use of aerial imagery for wildlife conservation. I’m also a Maker, and enjoy working with wood. Having spent a significant chunk of time working with a CNC router at the Makerspace in Cambridge, UK, I’ve been able to figure out a way to combine my love for wood with my passion for aerial images and remote sensing data.