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Vincent Rossi

Supervisor, 3D Program

Vincent Rossi hails from the great state of New Jersey. He has a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Graduate level fine art study at Goldsmiths College/University of London, England. In London from 2002-03, Vince made a name for himself working as a sculptor for a special effects company where he created props and costumes for The Royal Opera House, The English National Opera, The Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The English National Ballet, and The Royal Shakespeare Company. From 2004 to 2011, he worked as a sculptor, model maker, and project manager for the Smithsonian's Office of Exhibit Central.  Vince produced and managed many Smithsonian exhibits and through successful funding proposals and grants integrated 3D imaging tools and techniques into Smithsonian Exhibit design and fabrication. From 2011 to May 2018, Vince worked as a Senior 3D Program Officer for the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office (DPO) building 3D capacity and developing 3D workflows. Notable projects included 3D scanning President Barack Obama, the Apollo 11 Command Module, and the Nation’s T. rex.  In May 2018, Vince became the DPO’s 3D Program Supervisor.  He is currently working on an open source suite of tools that provide durability for 3D data, 3D data standards, automated capture and processing tools, 3D authoring tools, a Smithsonian 3D API, and webGL viewer. Vince is the co-author of 6 research papers, ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1248-9264

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