Art

Reverse Video Assignment

During the first days of transitioning to remote learning due to the pandemic, John Thompson, assistant teaching professor of art at Penn State Abington, asked his students to create videos that would make sense if it played in reverse. Check out the work of Yanjie An, Zoe Brouse, Yishan Ding, Ethan Mann, and Carolina Manrique.

Students, professor build specialized scanner to bring paintings to life

When Yi Yang, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Abington, was a doctoral student, he frequented art museums but grew frustrated with the inability of patrons to closely examine paintings and the artists’ techniques. After some thought, he realized that a laser imaging system like the one in his lab could be used to capture the 3D surface profiles of artwork.