Discover Dr Iskandar Jalil's Artworks from a Fresh New Perspective!

Discover Dr Iskandar Jalil's Artworks from a Fresh New Perspective!

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

With the progress of new media technology in today’s world, it is inevitable for traditional industries in areas such as education and learning to be transformed to better meet the needs of the digitally driven 21st century.

Fraunhofer Singapore, hosted by NTU and a subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest institution for applied research, has a primary research focus in the area of Visual Computing to transform and value-add to today’s world. In the latest partnership with the Visual Performing Arts (VPA) academic group, the team is currently creating a virtual exhibition portal for the artworks of renowned Singapore potter, Dr Iskandar Jalil. Using a 3D structured light scanner, the team starts the process by creating 3D models of his works. These models are subsequently cleaned and processed further to ensure that realistic virtual representations of the artwork are created. The end product of this collaboration will be a high resolution interactive display set to be installed in the library of NIE where users can explore and study each artwork in detail. With this new technology, visitors to the library will be able to view, interact and manipulate the artworks in ways that would not have been permissible with the actual object. Also the ability to ‘zoom’ into the artwork will allow visitors to examine details of the ceramic surfaces and artistic texturing in close-up, to help them better study the elaborated processes used to design and form the pots.


Learning will no longer be mundane when the learning experience is heightened with the constant innovation and progress of technology. With the use of technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality, which particularly addresses the human 3D sense, there is huge potential for this technology to be combined with traditional learning methods in the future to nurture a deeper appreciation and learning of the Arts. With a continuous focus on applied research, there is no limit to learning when creativity and innovations in the technology industry are set to continuously transcend boundaries.