Minecraft

Anjelica Saulsberry, a senior at Vanderbilt University, created this 3D model of the Vanderbilt University Central Library during her Library Dean's Fellowship in 2015. She initially built the structure in the Minecraft game environment. With assistance from the library's GIS specialist, she generated a 3D model using open source 3D modeling source tools Mineways and Meshlab. Finally, Shapeways, a 3D printing service, printed the model and delivered it for this exhibit. The production of this model demonstrates how a digital object originally generated by computer code can wind up having an afterlife as a physical object.