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Digital Conservation for

Buddhist Deities   

​佛 教 造 像 數 字 修 復

IMTM-SHU 120-008 | Core Humanistic Perspectives on China


Course Title

Assistant Arts Professor |  Chen Wu-Wei

Course_Digital Heritage

Chen Wu-Wei

Course Description

Dr. Chen integrates the concepts of 3D visualization, interactive info-motion design and digital sculpting into digital heritage contents development. Dr. Chen also hosts digital heritage forum at SIGGRAPH Asia and invites experts of interdisciplinary areas (museum contes, architecture, urban planning,

curation and aesthetics) for sharing. Chen's latest papers are accepted by CIPA , DCH and Springer publication.


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This course belongs to the series of topics in Digital Buddhism(Phenomenology, Iconography, Pedagogy, Technology). It aims to explore digital techniques utilized in Buddhist deities restorations. Directions in the course include: traditional restoration, digital imaging, digital sculpting, and innovative techniques as alternative methods. 


Students will be guided to understand the different categories of buddhist deities, the traditional ways to restore by handcraft masters, restorations records review, non-intrusive ways to de-bug and protect deities, and principles of reversibility in the restoration process. Advanced optical technology to exam the cultural objects will be introduced in the course as well. 

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