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What visitors don’t know is that the scroll-clutching sculpture staring back at them was downloaded from a computer. When asked to build a three-dimensional Jefferson, Smithsonian model makers Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo took a US$100,000 laser scanner to Monticello, scanned the president’s image down to the micron, then reconstituted him inside a 3D printer. (via Art reproduction advances could soon let anyone own a masterpiece | National Post)

What visitors don’t know is that the scroll-clutching sculpture staring back at them was downloaded from a computer. When asked to build a three-dimensional Jefferson, Smithsonian model makers Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo took a US$100,000 laser scanner to Monticello, scanned the president’s image down to the micron, then reconstituted him inside a 3D printer. (via Art reproduction advances could soon let anyone own a masterpiece | National Post)

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