Beginning of March various developed tactile artworks were tested in order to examine their haptic usefulness by visually impaired people for the first time.
In the context of workshops in Manchester and Vienna a better understanding of which technologies are best suitable for the use in museums and which methodology fits best for a certain model was gained.
The tactile painting of Gustav Klimt’s painting “The Kiss” as well as an Egyptian Cat-Sarcophagus were tested by using the following tactile models and technologies:
- 3D Printing of Nylon
- Relief-Printings from Polyurethane and Corian
- Reusable Relief-Printing-Medium
- Virtual models using the multimedia technology ProbosTM
- Finger-tracking technology which plays specific audio commentaries triggered by touching certain areas of a relief
Following some photos of the workshop in Vienna: