Using 3D scanning and remixing tools, Royal College of Art graduate Ben Alun-Jones has scanned the busts of five Roman emperors from the British Museum in London. The goal, blend the scans to create different mixes of One Good Emperor. “This project questions the notions of value and uniqueness in a world where any object can be scanned, sampled and reproduced, simply by recording the object on video.” says Alun-Jones. “Many of these classical busts were also reproductions and so the idea of the original can often be distorted.”
Several attempts to find the perfect mix will be shown and reproduced physically at the WORKS: Royal College of Art Graduates show to be presented at Milan Design Week 2013. Visitors to the show will also be able to create their own version of One Good Emperor.