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Detail, From the Real to the Symbolic City, From the series Desert of Pharan (2011–13), Ahmed Mater (Saudi Arabia, b. 1979), 2012, Color photograph, Purchase—Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, S2014.5
A laser passing over the surface of an object produces a digital scan made of millions of measurements points. These data can be manipulated in a variety of ways to reveal new information and advance research. Image courtesy Smithsonian’s Digitalization Program Office
Right, detail, The Buddha at Birth, F2005.9a–b; Detail, mirror case, RLS2014.9.157; Center, detail, Untitled, from Flowers in the Image of Imagination series, S2013.9; Left, detail, mirror case, RLS2014.9.157