07.28.19 - 08.01.19

SIGGRAPH Los Angeles - Art GalleryArt Paper

12.06.18 - 02.25.19

Offit Gallery, the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University - Exhibition Booklet

Knowing Together is a collection of sculptures created during a workshop designed to explore collaborative means of capturing three-dimensional images. During this workshop, 35 volunteers collectively captured photos of an embrace by forming circles and passing a camera. These images were stitched together to form 3D models whose distortions are preserved as artifacts attesting to their creation process, suggesting novel approaches to photogrammetry that do not treat photorealism as its ideal quality.

The project began as a workshop in the Smith Learning Theater at Teachers College in September, 2018 and was launched as an exhibition on December 6, 2018 at Offit Gallery, the Gottesman Libraries. 

This project was made possible by a grant from EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the continuous support of their staff, including Zoe Logan, Angela Perrone, Ruta Kruliauskaite, Carlie Yutong Zhang, Trisha Barton, Jacqueline Heltz, and Katherine Hoskins. Graphic and Exhibition by Design Kimberly Gim, photography by AJ Levine. Authors of the project also received support from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Special thanks to Ian Ardouin-Fumat, Lior Zalmanson and LaGuardia Studio. The 35 workshop participants who performed and captured Knowing Together were: Loren Abdulezer, Ismeal Barry, Sam Bagdan, Yen Bui, Skyler Cheng, Tina Cheng, Glenn Contave, Atiya Dorsey, Jessica Durkin, Qiyao Fan, Joshua Friedman, Nieves Gruneiro, Brian Hart, Claire Jervert, Yuran Jia, Sangsuk Sylvia Kang, Autumn Kietponglert, Eunji Lee, June Lei, Jarret Leong, Qianlin Li, Lilian Yi-Hsuan Lin, Yijia Liu, Ziyu Liu, Jasper Lo, Kristin Lucas, Qun Ma, Yue Mu, Clara Santamaria, Mayu Yabe-Barry, Weidong Yang, Shuangting Yao, Xinhe Zhou, Lizhen Zhu and Fang Zou.


Teachers College

This project was made possible through the generous support of the Myers Fund and the EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University.

EdLab is a research, design, and development unit at Teachers College, Columbia University. EdLab envisions and pilots knowledge projects for a fundamentally different education sector that is attuned to the emerging post-industrial world. EdLab engages in work that has the potential to contribute to the improvement of educational institutions today and the broader evolution and reconfiguration of future educational services.

Rosalie Yu 

Visiting Artist

Rosalie’s practice explores unconventional 3D scanning and printing techniques to construct alternative spaces for cross-cultural narratives, such as the complex dynamics of physical intimacy and the long history of colonial sugar production in East Asia.

Her research is anchored in the process of photogrammetry, a practice that resides in the transitional state between photography and sculpture.

She is currently a creative technologist and artistic fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She was a former Tech Resident at Pioneer Works and Research Fellow at NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, ITP.


Charles Berret


Charles Berret recently joined the University of British Columbia as an Assistant Professor after completing his Ph.D. in Communications at Columbia University. Charles’s research has been funded by grants and fellowships from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Knight Foundation, and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. His scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Visual Culture and the Journal of Communication Inquiry.