Students from the Digital Planet teenage program got to spend a week exploring the museum, learning from experts in the field, and creating their own short films. Here, they talk with JP Brown, Associate Conservator of Anthropology, who gave a talk about the Field’s adventure into CT technology and how it can help us learn more about mummies. A bust of King Tut constructed using CT scans and a 3D artist currently resides in Images of the Afterlife, a small temporary exhibition at the Field.
I was able to observe parts of the week long program and attend a film screening where all participants showcased their shorts. Some were documentary style while others were based off television shows and music videos. Needless to say, they were definitely creative! Hats off to the Digital Learning team at the Field for hosting seven weeks of FREE technology-based programming for Chicago-area teens!