Saturday, February 20, 2016

Ancient Egypt Redux - “The Other Nefertiti,” a 3D-printed bust at Amer. University of Cairo

Artist Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles with their "Other Nefertiti" now placed in the permanent collection of the American University of Cairo. 
(As a perfect reproduction.)

German-Iraqi artist Nora Al-Badri and German artist Jan Nikolai Nelles entered the Neues Museum in Berlin and clandestinely 3-D scanned the bust of Queen Nefertiti. No photos what-so-ever are allowed by the museum. Months later, they released the collected 3D data online, under public domain. Now anyone may download their information to create a precise 3D-printed polymer resin replica of the famous bust. A reproduction bust has been given to the American University of Cairo as a stand-in for the original 3,300-year-old work that was removed from Egypt shortly after its discovery in 1912, by German archaeologists in Amarna

This is a small animation made from the data of Nora Al Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles. The digitized the bust of nefertiti in the Neues Museum Berlin and presented a printed copy in Cairo.They also did a Talk about this project at the 32C3 in Hamburg in 2015.

The project, called "The Other Nefertiti," is an artistic intervention to make cultural objects publicly available to all. For years, Germany and Egypt have disputed the rightful ownership of the extraordinary bust of Queen Nefertiti. Egyptian officials claim she left their country illegally and are demanding her return. With this controversy of ownership in mind, Al-Badri and Nelles took on this project.

Newly 3-D Printed Bust of Nefertiti.
Original Bust of Nefertiti.
(Source: praehist3D Wikipedia)

Cauliflower Rice

Remove all greens, wash and thoroughly dry the cauliflower then cut into 4 even sections. 

• Grate your cauliflower using a box grater with the medium-size holes, or by using a food processor with an “S” shaped blade to create small pieces. The goal is cauliflower pieces the size of rice. 
• Press any excess moisture from the cauliflower rice using a large paper towel or absorbent dish towel and squeeze to remove any remaining water. This helps from making your rice soggy. 
• Sauté cauliflower rice using 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Use a lid to cover and steam it, to make the rice even more tender. Cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
• One Cup = only 25 calories.
Until later,
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1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    Thx a lot for embedding my video in your Blogpost. It would be really great if you could mention the source of the vid.

    also: You can find more 3D renderings and models at my Blog ( ) If you are interrested in that kind of things.

    Humble regards

    PS: I really enjoyed reading your Blog.